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Ch 17: OAE Physics: Electromagnetic Waves

About This Chapter

Before you take the OAE Physics exam, explore this chapter on topics such as electromagnetic waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, diffraction, electromagnetic radiation and reflection.

OAE Physics: Electromagnetic Waves - Chapter Summary

Complete these lessons and assessments to review what you need to know for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Physics exam about electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. Watch the lesson videos presented by expert instructors to prepare yourself for questions about:

  • Sources and properties of electromagnetic waves
  • Major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Single-split and double-split diffraction
  • Electromagnetic radiation: wavelengths, energy and spectrum
  • Uses for x-rays
  • Specular reflection

All of the lessons can be watched multiple times, and you can reinforce your comprehension of the topics by completing the self-assessment quizzes. Transcripts reflect the narrated lessons, and many contain highlighted terms that you can research further.

OAE Physics: Electromagnetic Waves Chapter Objectives

Educators take the OAE Physics to demonstrate their mastery over the subject of physics and earn certification. This computer-administered exam includes 150 multiple-choice questions and has a 225-minute time limit. You'll earn fourteen percent of your score when you complete the 'Waves' content domain of the exam. The section includes some questions about electromagnetic radiation. This chapter has been assembled to aid in your review of electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum so that you will be able to answer the questions accurately.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: OAE Physics: Electromagnetic Waves
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Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

1. Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

In this lesson, learn the basics of electromagnetic waves and how they make up the electromagnetic spectrum. We will explore the major trends and categories within the spectrum, as well as the various sources of electromagnetic waves.

The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

2. The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This lesson will walk you through each of the major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Explore the unique characteristics of X-rays, microwaves, radio waves, UV rays, infrared, gamma rays, and of course, visible light.

Single-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations

3. Single-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what single-slit diffraction is, describe and picture the pattern that it creates on a distant screen and use the equation of single-slit diffraction to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Double-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations

4. Double-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations

This lesson explores double-slit diffraction, including the significance of Young's double slit experiment and how the diffraction pattern forms. You will also learn to use equations to calculate the positions of minima and maxima in the pattern.

What Are X-rays? - Definition & Uses

5. What Are X-rays? - Definition & Uses

This lesson describes X-rays and their many uses, from looking at broken bones to analyzing the rocks on Mars. Learn how X-rays are part of the larger electromagnetic spectrum, which ranges from radio waves to powerful gamma rays.

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