Electromagnetic Spectrum

In colloquial usage, there are 7 different types of electromagnetic radiation. Can you name them all?
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Last updated: March 19, 2020
First submittedJuly 10, 2013
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Typical wavelength
Radiation
103 m
Radio
10-2 m
Microwave
10-5 m
Infrared
5 * 10-7 m
Visible
10-8 m
Ultraviolet
10-10 m
X-ray
10-12 m
Gamma
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Level 38
Dec 1, 2015
Microwave is a subset of Radio and should not be listed separately. My guess is that Wikipedia was used as the source for this quiz. You can see if you look closely at the table that microwaves are not a separate type.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2017
It's complicated. These are the terms that are most commonly learned and taught, so I think the quiz should stay as is. And since its an arbitrary definition, its not like any one way is "correct".
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Level 50
Mar 19, 2020
I agree.
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Level 57
Apr 7, 2017
As of wavelength and frequency, microwave is in no way categorized in radio wave
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Level 83
Apr 8, 2017
UV-A, UV-B and UV-C are also separated at times.
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Level 45
Jun 3, 2020
Oh, I'm used to seeing them as separate
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Level 76
Apr 6, 2017
Yay GCSE Physics!!
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Level 46
Jun 1, 2020
Yup! Red Martians Invade Venus Using X-Ray Guns!
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Level 57
Apr 7, 2017
Great, 43 seconds to go!
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Level 28
Sep 8, 2019
44
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Level 56
May 29, 2017
Visible? Check. Invisible...?
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Level 56
May 29, 2017
jk i got 7/7 in 20 seconds
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Level 19
Dec 27, 2018
No one asked
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2019
No one asked you to give your opinion on his statement.
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2019
No one asked me to tell everyone I have a bladder infection either yet here we are.
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Level 77
Jun 1, 2020
My doctor asked me if I smoke. I told him, "Only when I'm on fire."
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2017
Only scored two and I owe the movie, "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" for one of those.
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Level 49
Sep 5, 2017
Would appreciate "micro" being accepted for microwave. All the others could have wave after them, too.
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2017
Infrared tripped me. Forgot the first r.
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Level 60
Sep 5, 2017
The EM Spectrum Song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjOGNVH3D4Y
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2017
I guess 4 points is not possible. Missed one & got only 3/5.
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2017
Randy Mice In Liverpool/Vancouver (Light/Visible) Use X-ray Guns
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Level 51
Nov 24, 2017
I'm not going to either of those places again then
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Level 24
Jun 2, 2020
Not sure how I feel about your word for X-ray being X-ray
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Level 32
Jun 1, 2020
Anyone else used the 'Electromagentic Spectrum' song to help them get the easy full marks?
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Level 47
Jun 2, 2020
100%!
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
Micro and radio are least guessed? Interesting, those were the first I tried.
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Level 45
Jun 3, 2020
EZ
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Level 56
Jun 5, 2020
Allow "optical" for visible?