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Electromagnetic Radiation by Mind Map: Electromagnetic Radiation
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Electromagnetic Radiation

Interactions with Matter

Reflection

Refraction

Dispersion

Diffraction

Interference

Polarization

Absorption

Scattering

Transparent, Translucent, & Opaque

Fluorescence

Phosphorescence

Color

EMR SPECTRUM: Classified into several types according to the frequency of its waves

Radio Waves

Microwaves

Infrared Radiation

Visible Light

Ultraviolet Light

X-Rays

Gamma Rays

The source of all Electromagnetic Radiation is an accelerating charge.

Electromagnetic radiation may behave as particles or as a wave. As a wave, it is characterized by the speed of light, wavelength, and frequency. Individual particles are known as photons which is described by Planck's relation Energy equals (6.626 x 10^-34 Joules x Seconds) multiplied by the frequency of the wave.

Referenced Wikipedia and College Physics Textbook