Unit: Electromagnetic waves and interference
In these videos and articles you'll learn about the different categories of the electromagnetic spectrum; radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma ray. You'll also learn what it means for light to be polarized, and how polarized light can allow for the creation of 3D movies.
In these videos and articles you'll learn how overlapping light waves can cause constructive and destructive interference. Some examples of light interference that will be discussed include Young's double slit interference, single slit interference, and thin film interference.
About this unitLight can seem mysterious. What is light made out of? What causes color? How do 3D movies work? Learn about some of the mysterious properties of light in these tutorials.
AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which has not reviewed this resource.