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Electromagnetic waves by Mind Map: Electromagnetic waves
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Electromagnetic waves

Electromagnetic spectrum

consist of EM waves of continuous range of frequencies.

visible light spectrum forms part of electromagnetic spectrum

no fixed boundaries in frequencies of each group of electromagnetic waves

high frequency leads to

Properties

transverse wave

does not require medium to propagate

travel at a speed of 3.0 x 10^8 m/s

obey general wave equation where c is the light speed

obey laws of reflection and refraction

Radiation

caused by EM waves such as UV, X, gamma rays

caused due to ionization radiation of waves

consequences

Components

Radio Waves

Microwaves

Infrared

Visible Light

Ultra- Violet

X- rays

Gamma Rays