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written by Michael Davidson and Mortimer Abramowitz
This web site is a tutorial for beginning physics students on the topic of electromagnetic radiation.  It was developed to guide students who have had little or no prior experience with electromagnetism.  The tutorial introduces the electromagnetic spectrum and contains links to related interactive Java simulations.
This item is part of a larger collection of reference materials, simulations, and curriculum support on the topic of electromagnetism.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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© 2003 Florida State University and Michael W. Davidson
Keywords:
infrared radiation, microwave, radio waves, ultraviolet radiation
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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April 29, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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August 23, 2005
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Electromagnetism and Electromagnets
Unit Title: Teaching About Electromagnetism

This well-written tutorial from Florida State University helps beginning students navigate the waters of electromagnetic radiation.  The diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum is well-designed, and be sure to check out the simulated 3-D electromagnetic wave.

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Topic: Electromagnetism and Electromagnets
Unit Title: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Spectrum

This well-written tutorial from Florida State University helps beginning students navigate the waters of electromagnetic radiation.  The diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum is well-designed, and be sure to check out the simulated 3-D electromagnetic wave.

Link to Unit:
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AIP Format
M. Davidson and M. Abramowitz, (2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/electromagnetic.html).
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M. Davidson and M. Abramowitz, Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You: The Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation (2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/electromagnetic.html>.
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Davidson, M., & Abramowitz, M. (2005, August 23). Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You: The Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/electromagnetic.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael, and Mortimer Abramowitz. Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You: The Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation. August 23, 2005. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/electromagnetic.html (accessed 18 September 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, and Mortimer Abramowitz. Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You: The Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation. 2003. 23 Aug. 2005. 18 Sep. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/electromagnetic.html>.
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