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1) radio waves,

2) microwaves,

3) infra-red,

4) visible light,

5) ultraviolet radiation

6) X-rays and gamma radiation 

DEFINITION: Electromagnetic waves are elcetric and magnetic disturbances that transfer energy from one place to another.


Electeromagnetic waves do not transfer matter. The energy they transefer depends on the wavelength of the waves. This is why waves of different wavelengths have different effects.

Frequency the frequency of the electromagnetic waves of a certain wavelength is the number of complete waves passing a certain point each second.

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