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Waves: sound & light

Waves: sound & light

Waves carry energy from one place to another

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Nature of waves

Nature of waves

Waves (Def.) A wave is a disturbance that transfers energy.

Medium Substance or region through which a wave is transmitted.

Speed of Waves Depends on the properties of the medium.

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SAMPLE LESSON: Light & the Electromagnetic Spectrum

SAMPLE LESSON: Light & the Electromagnetic Spectrum

By D. L. Power

Revised 1/20/01

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Light: What Is It?

Light: What Is It?

Light Energy

Atoms

As atoms absorb energy, electrons jump out to a higher energy level.

Electrons release light when falling down to the lower energy level.

Photons - bundles/packets of energy released when the electrons fall.

Light: Stream of Photons

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Electromagnetic Waves

Electromagnetic Waves

Speed in Vacuum

300,000 km/sec

186,000 mi/sec

Speed in Other Materials

Slower in Air, Water, Glass

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Transverse Waves

Transverse Waves

Energy is perpendicular to direction of motion

Moving photon creates electric & magnetic field

Light has BOTH Electric & Magnetic fields at right angles!

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Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Visible Spectrum Light we can see

Roy G. Biv Acronym for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, & Violet.

Largest to Smallest Wavelength.

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Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Invisible Spectrum

Radio Waves

Def. Longest wavelength & lowest frequency.

Uses Radio & T.V. broadcasting.

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Modulating Radio Waves

Modulating Radio Waves

Modulation - variation of amplitude or frequency when waves are broadcast

AM amplitude modulation

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