Physics Tutorial 11.6 - Electromagnetic Waves. Light

There are 2 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Electromagnetic Waves. Light. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Electromagnetic Waves. Light and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Electromagnetic Waves. Light. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

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In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

  • What are electromagnetic waves?
  • How are produced the EM waves?
  • What is the propagation speed of EM waves?
  • What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
  • How do we classify the EM waves?
  • How are the EM waves used in technology?
  • Which kind of EM waves should we avoid?
  • What are the penetrating abilities of EM waves?

Introduction to Electromagnetic Waves. Light

Why do doctors advise aganst extended periods in direct sunlight in summer days?

Why you can get burned when staying close to a heat source even when you are not touching it?

How it is possible that sun energy comes to us through empty space?

Do you think the energy produced by the Sun is composed only by light energy? Why?

All these questions (and many others) will get answer in this tutorial, when electromagnetic waves will be discussed in details. The topic of EM waves is crucial in understanding the waves behaviour and many related phenomena we encounter in everyday life.

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Waves Learning Material
Tutorial IDPhysics Tutorial TitleTutorialVideo
11.6Electromagnetic Waves. Light
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
11.6.1What Are Electromagnetic Waves?
11.6.2Electromagnetic Spectrum

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