GCSE Questions - Electromagnetic Spectrum

Q6.A laser emits light waves in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

(a) What type of wave are all electromagnetic waves? [1 mark]

(b) The light from a laser has a wavelength of 6.5 x 10-7 m.

The speed of light is 3.0 x 108 m/s.

Calculate the frequency of the light from the laser.

(Give your answer to 2 significant figures). [4 marks]

(c) What is the approximate range of wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum?

Tick () one box. [1 mark]

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Range of wavelengths in metres
10-10 to 108
10-8 to 106
10-15 to 104


(Total 6 marks)