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Some characteristics shared by all electromagnetic waves are that they all travel at the speed of light and their transmission does not need a medium. These wave types can also travel through empty spaces. More »

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Some of the properties which are common to all electromagnetic waves are amplitude, a characteristic frequency and wavelength, and the ability to travel through a vacuum at the same speed, which is commonly referred to a... More »

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According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, in terms of classical theory, electromagnetic radiation refers to energy that flows at the universal speed of light via free space or a material medium in the form of electric an... More »

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Electromagnetic waves carry electromagnetic energy, also known as electromagnetic radiation, through matter, empty space, momentum and angular momentum. Depending on their frequency and wavelength, electromagnetic waves ... More »

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The index of refraction of any material is the speed of light in a vacuum divided by the speed divided by the speed of light in the medium. It is denoted with the letter "n." More »

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