Are radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays and gamma rays basically the same things?
- cosmoLv 72 months ago
Yes. And which of those you see entirely depends on your velocity.
- VamanLv 72 months ago
yes. they are branches of electromagnetic waves.
- 2 months ago
Yes, they are all photons, the only difference being in their wavelength, frequency, and quantum energy.
- Jim MoorLv 72 months ago
YES, they are arbitrary 'classifications' we assign of EM radiation.
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- PhilomelLv 72 months ago
Yes, they are different frequencies which is the same as 1/ wavelength.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Just different wavelengths.
- A Yahoo UserLv 72 months ago
They're the same KIND of thing
that being: electromagnetic radiation
which we could very loosely describe as "light" (not necessarily visible light!)
but be aware that they have different effects.
For example: x-rays can cause cancer / genetic changes
while infrared light typically does not.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
yes, as phenomena they are functionally and inherently the same things. They differ only in wavelength/frequency, which is how we describe "size" for these things. A big bear and a little bear remain bears. The size does not make them fundamentally different things.
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
yes, they are all electromagnetic radiation, consisting of photons.
the photons all have different energies, frequency, wavelength, from radio waves with the lowest energy, lowest frequency, longest wavelength, up to gamma rays on the other extreme.