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Natural Science - Year II

Unit 52: Maxwell and Electromagnetic Radiation

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Science Lecture for Unit 52: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Electromagnetic Radiation

We've seen how Thomas Young's experiments showed that light had wave properties, and we've looked at the electromagnetic spectrum. So this time we'll concentrate on how the electrical and magnetic fields interact to produce that light wave.

Waves and Light

Please read the introduction, electric and magnetic fields, properties of light, and production of light pages at the Electromagnetic Radiation section of Nick Strobel's Astronomy Notes site. Understanding how light is produced and travels through space is of the utmost importance to astronomers.

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Further Study On your Own (Optional)