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Electromagnectic Spectrum Chapter 1 section 2. Electromagnetic Spectrum In 1852, James Clerk Maxwell proved that visible light was part of a larger spectrum.

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1 Electromagnectic Spectrum Chapter 1 section 2

2 Electromagnetic Spectrum In 1852, James Clerk Maxwell proved that visible light was part of a larger spectrum. Each color of visible light is a different wavelength of electromagnetic radiation. Humans can see radiation from Red (longest) through to Violet (shortest). Visible light is only a small part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

3 Nature of Electromagnetic Waves They travel as vibrations in electrical and magnetic fields. Speed of electromagnetic waves = 300,000,000 meters/second (Takes light 8 minutes to move from the sun to earth {150 million miles} at this speed.)

4 Waves of the Electromagnetic Spectrum Radio Waves Microwaves Infrared Rays Visible Light Ultraviolet Rays X-Rays Gamma Rays

5 RADIO WAVES A. Have the longest wavelengths and lowest frequencies of all the electromagnetic waves. B. A radio picks up radio waves through an antenna and converts it to sound waves. C. Each radio station in an area broadcasts at a different frequency. # on radio dial tells frequency. D. MRI (MAGNETIC RESONACE IMAGING) – Uses Short wave radio waves with a magnet to create an image

6 MRI of the Brain

7 Amplitude modulation (AM) waves bounce off ionosphere that is how you can pick up stations from different cities. (535kHz-1605kHz= vibrate at 535 to 1605 thousand times/second)

8 Frequency modulation (FM)—waves travel in a straight line & through the ionosphere—you lose reception when you travel out of range. (88MHz-108MHz = vibrate at 88million to 108million times/second)

9 MICROWAVES Microwaves—have the shortest wavelengths and the highest frequency of the radio waves. – Used in microwave ovens. Heat waves that transfers Energy to the food, so it cooks – Used by cell phones and pagers. – RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) Used to find the speed of an object by sending out radio waves and measuring the time it takes them to return.

10 To get around the problem of the dense cloud layer, Magellan viewed the surface of Venus using microwave radiation. Microwave radiation is a type of light with longer wavelength than visible light. Microwave radiation is able to penetrate the cloud layer of Venus. MICROWAVES Magellan Beginning in 1990 and continuing until 1993, the Magellan spacecraft mapped the surface of Venus using radar ranging.

11 INFRARED RAYS Infrared= below red Shorter wavelength and higher frequency than microwaves. You can feel the longest ones as warmth on your skin Heat lamps give off infrared waves. Warm objects give off more heat energy than cool objects. Thermogram—a picture that shows regions of different temperatures in the body. Temperatures are calculated by the amount of infrared radiation given off. Therefore people give off infrared rays.

12 Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging Using UV radiation

13 VISIBLE LIGHT Shorter wavelength and higher frequency than infrared rays. Electromagnetic waves we can see. Longest wavelength= red light Shortest wavelength= violet (purple) light When light enters a new medium it bends (refracts). Each wavelength bends a different amount allowing white light to separate into it’s various colors ROYGBIV.

14 The visible light spectrum ranges from short-wavelength violet to long-wavelength red. Photons of light from violet end of the spectrum have the highest energies and the highest frequencies, while red photons have lower energies and lower frequencies.

15 ULTRAVIOLET RAYS Shorter wavelength and higher frequency than visible light Carry more energy than visible light Used to kill bacteria. (Sterilization of equipment) Causes your skin to produce vitamin D (good for teeth and bones) Can cause skin cancer. Used to treat jaundice ( in some new born babies.) Use sun block to protect against (UV rays)

16 We see this flower in normal light, but the main pollinators of this flower, like bees, see the flower in UV light. ULTRAVIOLET RAYS

17 X- RAYS Shorter wavelength and higher frequency than UV-rays Carry a great amount of energy Can penetrate most matter. Bones and teeth absorb x-rays. (The light part of an x-ray image indicates a place where the x-ray was absorbed) Too much exposure can cause cancer – (lead vest at dentist protects organs from unnecessary exposure) Used by engineers to check for tiny cracks in structures. – The rays pass through the cracks and the cracks appear dark on film.

18 X- RAYS

19 GAMMA RAYS Shorter wavelength and higher frequency than X- rays Carry the greatest amount of energy and penetrate the most. Used in radiation treatment to kill cancer cells. Can be very harmful if not used correctly.

20 A. All electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed. (300,000,000 meters/second in a vacuum. B. They all have different wavelength and different frequencies. – Long wavelength-  lowest frequency – Short wavelength  highest frequency – The higher the frequency the higher the energy. SUMMARY


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