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Electromagnetic waves

  1. Sep 21, 2010 #1
    When we heat a metal, the positive kernels begins to vibrate.Will this vibrations produce electromagnetic waves ?
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  3. Sep 21, 2010 #2


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    Yes. This is called blackbody radiation.
  4. Sep 21, 2010 #3


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    Imagine a standard light bulb!
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