Physics Words: Electromagnetic radiation

Simple Description

Radiation that travels in waves - for example, light, radio waves and X rays

Further Detail

Electromagnetic radiation is the transfer of energy via a transverse wave. In order of decreasing wavelength, EM radiation is either radio waves, microwaves, infra red, visible light, ultra violet, X rays or gamma rays. These forms of radiation are all part of a group called the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

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