Physics GCSE - Infra Red Radiation

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Infrared radiation

  • All objects emit (gives out) infrared radiation waves
  • The hotter an object is, the more infrared radiation it emits in a given time
  • Infrared is absorbed by the sikn and can damage or kill skin cells by heating them up, therefore over-exposure to infrared is bad for your health
  • I.R radiation is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and comes between visible light and microwaves
  • Electromagnetic waves are electric and magnetic and transfer energy from one place to another
  •  The Sun emits all types of electromagnetic radiation but most of it is blocked by the Earth's atmosphere,


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