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Unit: Electromagnetic radiation

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When you cross a wave with a particle, do you call it a "warticle" or a "pave"? As it turns out... neither."
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Why does metal turn red when it gets really hot? Why does it turn white when it gets really, really hot?
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What do a star and a radio station have in common?
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About this unit

This unit explores electromagnetic radiation and how the discovery of its properties have lead to many modern physics concepts. Learn about the concept of wave-particle duality, how different forms of electromagnetic radiation interacts with matter, and the emission of electromagnetic radiation.