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Radiation, Absorption

Radiation is energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves travel at the speed of light (when passing through a vacuum) and have a characteristic wavelength, λ, which is inversely proportional to their frequency, v, by

where c is the speed of light. ...

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