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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 1 ELECTRON CONFIGURATIONS 1.1 Radiant Energy We’ve briefly discussed radiant energy and mentioned some examples such as sunlight, γ -rays, and X -rays. Radiant Energy behaves in some ways like waves and in some ways like particles. 1.1.1 Waves Here, we’ll talk about the wave nature of radiant energy. We refer to radiant energy as electromagnetic (E&M) radiation because it consists of waves carrying electric and magnetic fields with them. Associated with each wave is an electric field (E-field) and a magnetic field (B-field) which are at right angles to each other and to the direction of propagation: click here to see a dynamic view 1.1.2 Electromagnetic Spectrum 1 ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHY 2020 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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