radiation

The process by which electromagnetic energy is propagated through free space by virtue of joint undulatory variations in the electric and magnetic fields in space. This concept is to be distinguished from conduction and convection. Also, the process by which energy is propagated through any medium by virtue of the wave motion of that medium, as in the propagation of sound waves through the atmosphere. Also called radiant energy and electromagnetic radiation.




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electromagnetic radiation,   laser Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,   ultraviolet radiation,   visible radiation,  

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