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The only types of waves on the electromagnetic spectrum that are visible to the naked eye are near ultraviolet waves. Only the lower frequencies of near ultraviolet waves are visible.

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How is an electromagnetic spectrum-arranged?

There is only ONE electromagnetic spectrum. It is a continuum of electromagnetic waves with increasing frequency.

The total of all electromagnetic waves is the?

The total of all electromagnetic waves is called the electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light waves, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays. Only visible light waves, which humans see as the band of colors from red to violet, are the portion of the spectrum visible to the human eye, although many other life forms are sensitive to infrared and possibly to other segments the spectrum.

What is unique about visible waves compared to other types of waves in the electromagnetic spectrum?

The only part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can see is the small yet significant part of visible light. Visible light is not harmful for humans, but some of the other types of waves are.

Most of the waves in the electromagnetic spectrum are?

Invisible. The only light is in the visible light section. lol. :)

What electromagnetic spectrum has the longest wavelength and lowest energy?

There is only one spectrum, but the longest waves used in communications have wavelengths of about 10 km.

Which em wave is only a small band within the broad electromagnetic spectrum?

A:visible light waves

is light the only electromagnetic wave?

No. Visible light is actually a very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum which ranges from very short wavelength high frequency electromagnetic waves such as gamma radiation up to very long wavelength, low frequency electromagnetic waves such as radio waves. For more information on the electromagnetic spectrum and the small part of it made up of visible light, see the related link.

What waves have the shortest wavelength and the highest frequency?

Among visible waves only . . . the violet end of the visible spectrum Among all electromagnetic waves . . . gamma rays

Is electromagnetic radiation dangerous?

Some part of the electromagnetic spectrum is dangerous, but not all of it in general. Radio waves, Visible light, and Infrared waves are harmless. An extremely long exposure to Microwaves can be a little bad to your health. Ultraviolet waves can cause sunburn. Exposure to X-rays can be bad. Its the gamma rays that you need to worry about because they are deadly. That's only one part of the electromagnetic spectrum so there really is nothing to worry about. Only if you are in outer space. So again, some part of the electromagnetic spectrum is dangerous.

Why can you see visible light but not other electromagnetic waves?

Basically, by definition. They're called "visible" light because we can see them. The human eye is only made up of receptors that can detect light energy from a certain wavelength (visible light, or visible spectrum). The components of the eye that detect this light are the rods and cones. Other species have different components of their eyes that allow them to see different parts of the spectrum, but humans can only detect a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Visible light waves are electromagnetic waves. The cone cells in the retina of the human eye are sensitive only to the spectrum of electromagnetic waves that makes up visible light.i

Does a electromagnetic spectrum consists of sound waves and light waves?

No. Only light. bcoz light is a transverse wave where as sound is a longitudinal wave.electromagnetic consist of all transverse waves

Can you see radio waves?

Our eyes cannot sense radio waves. Although radio waves, visible light waves, X-rays and gamme rays are all part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, our eyes are only equipped to detect the part of the spectrum known as visible light.

Can you see the light itself or only when it has interacted with matter before?

Light is a certain spectrum (frequency range) of electromagnetic waves, while some of the electromagnetic waves cannot be seen in the naked eyes, those in the spectrum of light can be seen. electromagnetic waves need no matter to travel in or through (unlike sound waves). you cannot see anything but light. the source of light however is usually matter so you get to see light from sources of light which looks like the sources or reflectors (matter). you cannot see light when its not moving towards you unless it reflects with matter and then moves towards you..

Are light waves the same as visible light waves?

Visible light waves are indeed light waves. Howeve,r there are allot of light waves that are not visible, we can only see with our eyes a tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Part of the electromagnetic spectrum you can see?

Visible light is the only part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can see with our eyes.

Why can't you see x-rays?

X-rays are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It consists of electromagnetic waves that have unique characteristics based on their wavelength or frequency. Human beings can only perceive light that has a wavelength about 10-6 metres. This spectrum consists of all visible lights, from red to violet. X-rays, on the other hand have a wavelength of 10-10 metres, much beyond the range of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the naked eye. It is therefore not possible to see X-rays, although all of the electromagnetic spectrum is fundamentally the same. It is the inherent property of the human eye to be able to see only the frequencies that are present in the visible spectrum

Visible light is a tiny part of the whole electromagnetic spectrum which also includes?

The electromagnetic spectrum includes (sorted from weakest to strongest): radio waves; microwaves; infrared; visible light (this is only a tiny part of the total spectrum!); ultraviolet; X-rays; gamma rays.

Why can only human see part of the electromagnetic spectrum?

That's not true. Not only humans, but lots of animals, can see part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

What does the spectrum in the electromagnetic spectrum do?

I suppose you mean the visible spectrum, only a small part of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The visible spectrum is basically all of the colors the human eye can detect.

Electromagnetic waves may exist at?

Electromagnetic waves can exist only at one speed.

How are infrared waves different from visible light?

Visible light is the only light visible to the naked eye. Infrared is before the red on the visible light spectrum, and is characterized as heat waves.

What is visible light and what portion can humans detect?

Visible light waves are the electromagnetic waves which are detected by the human eye. They make up only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. So, visible light is any light in which the human eye can detect.

What kind of the electromagnetic spectrum can be seen with the human eye?

The only visible type of radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum which can be seen is visible light

What does the radiant energy of electromagnetic waves in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum mean?

Radio waves(:From Rafaelrz: Electromagnetic radiation is the propagation of vibrating electric and magnetic fields in the form of waves. Electromagnetic radiation has wave properties and has a whole series of frequencies. Visible light is only a small part of the whole spectrum ( The electromagnetic radiation spectrum ), from the wavelength of about 0.40 to 0.76 microns. Other radiations that conform this spectrum are; gamma radiation, x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation, microwaves, radio waves.The term 'radiant energy' or 'radiant heat' is frequently used to refer to 'thermalradiation', which is the range of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengthfrom about 0.1 to 100 microns. Notice that the spectrum of light lies in the spectrum of thermal radiation.And so this radiation is responsible for heat transferbetween bodies at different temperatures separated by vacuum space (or transparent medium) . This is the radiation mechanism of heat transfer, being the other two important ones conduction and convection.

Is anything not matter?

Matter is defined as anything with mass and volume. that is to say, anything we can detect with the sense of touch or taste. Science used to think that matter was EVERYTHING, but only about 50 years ago we started to understand the electromagnetic spectrum. everything NOT matter is called a WAVE. while matter is shown on a periodic table, waves are shown on the electromagnetic spectrum. Basically, waves are all the same kind of unknown material. the difference in waves is only their WAVELENGTH, which is the length of space between a waves' top point and the next one. try searching google for a picture of the electromagnetic spectrum, because its very difficult to describe in words.