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written by David Stern
This web page describes electromagnetic waves and sunlight. Information includes physiological and spectral color, spectral lines, the electromagnetic field work of Maxwell, the discovery of radio waves by Hertz, and photons and Einstein's relation between energy and frequency. This material is part of a large site, "From Stargazers to Starships," that introduces physics concepts through topics in space science. "Stargazers" also has detailed lesson plans accompanying this material.
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Electricity & Magnetism
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© 1998 David P. Stern
color, diffraction grating, emission, light, spectra, spectroscopy, wavelength
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Metadata instance created May 9, 2004 by David Stern
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February 27, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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