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Properties of Light This material (including images) is copyrighted! . See my copyright notice for fair use practices. Select the photographs to display the original source in another window. Electric and magnetic fields oscillate together but perpendicular to each other and the electromagnetic wave moves in a direction perpendicular to both of the fields. Light, electricity, and magnetism are manifestations of the same thing called electromagnetic radiation . The energy you see coming out of the computer screen you are using to read this page is made of fluctuating electric and magnetic energy fields. The electric and magnetic fields oscillate at right angles to each other and the combined wave moves in a direction perpendicular to both of the electric and magnetic field oscillations. This energy also comes in many forms that are not detectable with our eyes such as infrared (IR), radio, X-rays, ultraviolet (UV), and gamma rays. We feel infrared light as heat and our radios pick up the messages encoded in radio waves
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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