Copyright

Ch 32: TASC Science: Electromagnetic Radiation

About This Chapter

This chapter aims at getting you ready for questions on the TASC Science exam about electromagnetic radiation. Try the practice quizzes included in this chapter to quickly measure your comprehension.

TASC Science: Electromagnetic Radiation - Chapter Summary

Discover the seven major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and other topics related to electromagnetic radiation through the video and text lessons in this TASC Science test prep chapter. The content in this chapter includes:

  • Sources and properties of electromagnetic waves
  • The origin and spectrum of light
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Blackbody radiation theory
  • Photon energy and momentum

Our instructors highlight the major ideas associated with these topics in the short video lessons and supporting text transcripts. Use the video tags to easily reexamine any video portions as you see fit.

Objectives of the TASC Science: Electromagnetic Radiation Chapter

The TASC Science test measures your proficiency with major science content and is one component to attaining your high school equivalency credential. The test consists almost entirely of multiple-choice questions and is offered in paper and computerized formats. This Electromagnetic Radiation chapter helps you prepare specifically for the questions asked within the exam's physical sciences content domain. The physical sciences area as a whole makes up 36% of the questions on the TASC Science exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 32: TASC Science: Electromagnetic Radiation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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 Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

2. The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

This lesson introduces the basics of visible light and color. Learn how the visible light spectrum is divided into the six color ranges. We'll also discuss why different people name colors in different ways.

The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

3. 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.

Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

4. Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

Is light a particle with mass and substance? Or, is it just a wave traveling through space? Most scientists say light is both a particle and a wave! Find out how they came to this strange conclusion as we learn about the theory of wave-particle duality.

Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory

5. 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.

Energy & Momentum of a Photon: Equation & Calculations

6. Energy & Momentum of a Photon: Equation & Calculations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what wave-particle duality is, provide the equations for the energy and momentum of a photon of light, and use those equations to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support