Electromagnetic Spectrum

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What is the electromagnetic spectrum order?
Radio waves, micro waves, infrared waves, visible light, ultraviolet rays, x-rays, gamma rays
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What is the wave speed equation?
v=fxƛ
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What is the range of wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum?
10(to the power of)4 to 10(to the power of)-15
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What type of wave are EM waves?
They are transverse waves - their oscillation is perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer.
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Do EM waves travel at different speeds?
They all travel at the same speed through a vacuum.
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Which wave has the shortest wavelength but the highest frequency and energy?
Gamma rays
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Which wave has the longest wavelength but the lowest frequency and energy?
Radio wave
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