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Electromagnetic radiation   /ɪlˌɛktroʊmægnˈɛtɪk rˌeɪdiˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Electromagnetic radiation

Radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge.  Synonyms: electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation.

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"Electromagnetic radiation" Quotes from Famous Books

... enable the six corpuscles to remain in a single ring. Thus internal kinetic energy would maintain a configuration which would become unstable as the energy drained away. Now in a system of electrons, electromagnetic radiation would result in a loss of energy, and at one point of instability we might well have a sudden spontaneous redistribution of the constituents, taking place with an explosive violence, and accompanied by the ejection of a corpuscle as a beta-ray, or of a large fragment ...
— Darwin and Modern Science • A.C. Seward and Others

Words linked to "Electromagnetic radiation" :   beam, roentgen ray, actinic ray, X ray, blackbody radiation, gamma ray, gamma radiation, radio emission, Hertzian wave, actinic radiation, black-body radiation, ray, photon, electron beam, x-ray, radio radiation, radiation, line, microwave, radio wave, electromagnetic wave, X-radiation

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