Light waves

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Electromagnetic radiation can be simplified by considering the energy in the form of waves. Each wave can then be characterized by its amplitude and wavelength. The wavelengths for visible light extend from about 400 to 700 nanometers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Lichtwellen (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976