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Astronomynotes describes general properties of light, frequency, the spectrum, and temperature. Other topics include: light production, continuous spectra, emission lines, absorption lines and the Bohr model for the atom. There is also an explanation of the Doppler Effect and why spectral lines are used to measure  doppler shifts.
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absorption lines, electro magnetic waves, emission lines, light, photons, radiation, spectroscopy, spectrum, wavelengths
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Behavior of Light

An award-winning set of tutorials created by an astronomer to give beginning students a brief overview of astronomy's place in the scientific endeavor.  The section linked here on electromagnetic radiation is a well-sequenced resource that helps the student see that light can behave as both a wave and a particle.

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Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Spectrum

Student Tutorial                                                                 Grades 9-12
An award-winning set of tutorials created by an astronomer to give beginning students a brief overview of astronomy's place in the scientific endeavor.  The section linked here on electromagnetic radiation is a well-sequenced resource that helps the student see that light can behave as both a wave and a particle.

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Strobel, N. (2004). Electromagnetic Radiation (Light). Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.astronomynotes.com/light/s1.htm
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