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Electromagnetic Radiation

  1. Define, explain, apply, & use terms associated with wave and particle properties of electromagnetic radiation.

    Harvey – Chapter 10.1.1-10.1.2

    http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/VirtTxtJml/Spectrpy/UVVis/spectrum.htm#uv1

  2. Be able to calculate wavelength, frequency, and energy of electromagnetic radiation.

    Harvey – Chapter 10.1.2

  3. Understand the possible interactions of electromagnetic radiation with matter, i.e. scattering, transmission, diffraction, refraction, reflection, polarization. (AES web page)

    Harvey – Chapter 10.1.2, 10.8.1

    Scheeline & Spudich – links above

    Polarization -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarization_(waves)

  4. Be able to explain the photoelectric effect, how spectra are generated, black-body radiation, absorption and emission of electromagnetic radiation. (AES web page)

    Scheeline & Spudich – links above

    Harvey 10.1.1, 10.1.3

  5. Understand the quantitative aspects of emission and absorption methods. Be able to calculate Beer’s Law values.

    Harvey 10.2