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Unformatted text preview: Wavelength x frequency = speed 4. Briefly discuss the differences between radiation, particle radiation, and electromagnetic radiation. Radiation is simply energy being carried through space, while particle radiation is energy carried by a unit of matter, such as a proton or neutron. Electromagnetic radiation is different still, as energy being carried by light. 5. Explain why the term “radio waves” can be easily misunderstood in the context of music. Most people think that radio waves are sound waves, when they are in fact a form of light. Musical artists often mention putting something “on the radio waves” or “on the air” – these phrases are misnomers....
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course PHYS 116 taught by Professor Richardwilliamon during the Fall '11 term at Emory.
- Fall '11