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Type

visible light
Definition

the entire color spectrum; light we can see
Type

gamma ray
definition

shortest wavelength; high energy, very penertrating
Example

models of atoms; nucleus with protons and neutrons
Example

radio or television
Type

radio wave
Definition

long wavelength; low frequency
Type

Ultraviolet wave
Definition

invisible light with wavelength shorter than violet
Type

infrared wave
Definition

invisible light with wavelength longer than red
Type

X ray
Definition

wavelength much shorter than that of visible light; allows for deep penetration into many substances
Example

medical photography - broken bone X ray
Example

colors - red, orange. yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet; colors of the rainbow
Example

plant under a blue UV light; sun; ozone layer; sunscreen
Example

restaurant food being heated under a lamp; standing in front of a fireplace
Type

microwave
Definition

short radio wave; used for long-distance, satellite and space communication; fast cooking
Example

communication - transmitters and receivers; microwave ovens
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