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Lecture

Electromagnetic Waves

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Department
Physics
Course
PH 122
Professor
Brian Jones
Semester
Spring

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EM Waves: Nature An electromagnetic wave is made up of oscillating electric and magnetic fields The waves are transverse Spectrum Radio waves may be meters long Gamma rays may have wavelengths smaller than the nucleus of an atom Waves at the radio end of the spectrum tend to look like waves At the other end, they tend to look more like particles Thermal Radiation A solid object’s thermal energy is the kinetic energy of indiv
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