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Ch 21: Electromagnetic Radiation

About This Chapter

Our chapter on electromagnetic radiation provides a quick way to finish a tough assignment or get ready for a test. The lessons and multiple-choice quizzes that comprise this chapter are accessible to you throughout the day whether you're using a mobile device or computer.

Electromagnetic Radiation - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, our expert instructors present lessons on electromagnetic radiation for your review. Take the opportunity to study topics such as the photoelectric effect, blackbody and the double-slit experiment. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the wavelength, energy and spectrum of electromagnetic radiation
  • Outline blackbody and blackbody radiation theory
  • Explain the double-slit experiment and the equation associated with it
  • Detail electromagnetic radiation absorption
  • Identify the history and applications of the photoelectric effect
  • Complete a physics lab involving the photoelectric effect

This chapter was designed to build your confidence in these topics by providing you with detailed lessons and multiple-choice self-assessment quizzes. Go back and review any of the material that you feel you haven't quite comprehended. Any questions that you submit through the Dashboard will be answered by one of our helpful professional instructors.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: Electromagnetic Radiation
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What is Electromagnetic Radiation? - Wavelength, Spectrum & Energy

1. What is Electromagnetic Radiation? - Wavelength, Spectrum & Energy

Light, microwaves, X-rays, and cell phone transmissions are all examples of electromagnetic radiation. Read more about this fascinating, mostly invisible phenomenon that has been harnessed by humans for so many purposes. A quiz is included.

Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory

2. Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory

This lesson will go over the perfect absorber and emitter of radiation, something called a blackbody, as well as the concept of blackbody radiation and electromagnetic radiation.

Double Slit Experiment: Explanation & Equation

3. Double Slit Experiment: Explanation & Equation

The double slit experiment is an idealized laboratory scenario that produces a wave interference pattern. In this article, we will discuss the basic setup of a double slit experiment and explain how the setup produces an interference pattern.

The Photoelectric Effect: Definition, History, Application & Equation

4. The Photoelectric Effect: Definition, History, Application & Equation

In this lesson, you will learn what the photoelectric effect is, how it was discovered, how it applies to everyday life, and the equation associated with it. A short quiz will follow.

The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab

5. The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what the photoelectric effect experiment is, what the results were, and what this tells us about light in terms of wave-particle duality. A short quiz will follow.

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Practice Final Exam
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