Question #8841b

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A lot of things :D, ive covered a few in my answer below but can contribute more and an better explination if you want anything specific.


All Electromagnetic radiation lies on a spectrum. At the low energy end you have radio waves and at the high energy end you have gamma rays.

The electromagnetic spectrum goes:

All electromagnetic waves also share a relationship between their wavelength and frequency and with the speed of light. This is shown by the equation

#c= λ "(wavelength)" xx v "(frequency)"#

As the speed of light is a constant #("300,000,000 m s"^(-1))# there is an inverse relationship between the wavelength and the frequency.

The final point is all electromagnetic radiation produces an electric field and a magnetic field. The electric field lies in a plane which is perpendicular to the direction of travel of the magnetic field. The picture below shows this:

I hope this highlights a small number of the relationships between the different types of electromagnetic radiation.