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written by Nicholas M. Short
This item is a beginning tutorial on the electromagnetic spectrum designed for students of introductory physics.  It provides multiple plots of the spectrum to aid students in understanding various EM spectrum classifications.    
This item is part of a larger tutorial on the topic of Remote Sensing, sponsored by the NASA Goddard Program office.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
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© 2001 Earth Observing System, Goddard Program Office,
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electromagnetic radiation, gamma rays, infrared, microwaves, radio waves, remote sensing, ultraviolet, wavelength, wavelength distribution
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Topic: Electromagnetism and Electromagnets
Unit Title: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Spectrum

For students having difficulty understanding the classification system of the electromagnetic spectrum, try this tutorial.  It also gives an overview of the technologies emerging in Remote Sensing, which apply the principles of electromagnetic radiation.

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N. Short, (Federation of American Scientists, Washington, 2001), WWW Document, (http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/Intro/Part2_4.html).
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N. Short, Electromagnetic Spectrum: Distribution of Radiant Energies (Federation of American Scientists, Washington, 2001), <http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/Intro/Part2_4.html>.
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Short, N. (2005, October 21). Electromagnetic Spectrum: Distribution of Radiant Energies. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/Intro/Part2_4.html
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Short, Nicholas. Electromagnetic Spectrum: Distribution of Radiant Energies. Washington: Federation of American Scientists, October 21, 2005. http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/Intro/Part2_4.html (accessed 18 April 2014).
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Short, Nicholas. Electromagnetic Spectrum: Distribution of Radiant Energies. Washington: Federation of American Scientists, 2001. 21 Oct. 2005. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/Intro/Part2_4.html>.
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This is a multi-chapter tutorial designed as a full primer on the topic of Remote Sensing, an applied technology of electromagnetic radiation.

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