## Are gamma rays shorter than radio waves?

Gamma rays occupy the short-wavelength end of the spectrum; they can have wavelengths smaller than the nucleus of an atom. Visible light waves are one-thousandths the width of human hair–about a million times longer than gamma rays. Radio waves, at the long-wavelength end of the spectrum, can be many meters long.

## Which is faster gamma or radio waves?

Gamma radiation has a smaller wavelength and larger frequency, radio waves a smaller frequency and larger wavelength. The value 700 nm is the measure of wavelength; meter is a measure of distance; speed would be meters per second. All light travels at the same speed in vacuum.

## What is the difference between a gamma ray and a radio wave?

Radio waves, visible light, and gamma rays differ in wavelength, frequency, and energy. Radio waves have a long wavelength, low frequency, and low energy. Gamma rays have a short wavelength, high frequency, and high energy.

## How is a wave created?

Waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. Wind-driven waves, or surface waves, are created by the friction between wind and surface water. As wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest.

## What makes a good wave?

Surfers will tell you that the ideal wave breaks and peels down the line. It is here that a surfer speeds down the line, makes a bottom turn and cuts back. If the wave continues with a clean break all the way to shore, this is the “ideal wave.” A wave that has offshore wind will smooth out.

## How do you know that waves carry energy?

In electromagnetic waves, energy is transferred through vibrations of electric and magnetic fields. In sound waves, energy is transferred through vibration of air particles or particles of a solid through which the sound travels. In water waves, energy is transferred through the vibration of the water particles.

## Where do waves break?

These waves break when the ocean floor has a gradual slope. Plunging waves break when the ocean floor is steep or has sudden depth changes. They can be powerful barrels or enormous close-outs.