Distinguish between the two types of ionizing radiation interactions.
DefinitionDistinction should include an evaluation of electron activity in
- Brems radiation
- characteristic radiation.
- How is the energy of an electron measured?
- What are the key differences between Brems radiation and characteristic radiation?
- Which form of radiation has the highest probability of occurring?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
The student will investigate and understand that different frequencies and wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum are phenomena ranging from radio waves through visible light to gamma radiation. Key concepts include
- the properties, behaviors, and relative sizes of radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays;
- wave/particle dual nature of light; and
- current applications based on the respective wavelengths.