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electromagnetic wave
a wave that can travel through empty space and is produced by charged particles that are in motion
What does a wave do?
transfers energy from one place to another without transferring matter
How do waves transfer energy?
Waves, such as water waves and sound waves transfer energy by making particles of matter move
How can a wave transfer energy from the sun to Earth?
Mechanical waves
What two types of of fields are electromagnetic waves made up of? What kinds of fields are they?
Electric and magnetic/force fields
Radiant energy
The energy carried by an electromagnetic wave