Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 26 - Think and Discuss: 78

Answer

The terms are misleading because ultraviolet and infrared are not forms of visible light.

Work Step by Step

They are forms of electromagnetic radiation whose frequencies/wavelengths are close to those of visible light. “Radio light” and “X-ray light” are less common, probably because the radio and x-ray portions of the electromagnetic spectrum are far from the visible portion.
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