UBT1 Task 1
919 words 4 pagesZBT1 Task 1: Wave Physics
Ian Trimble Student ID: 000352590
We benefit greatly the benefits of long distance communication, eating food from different parts of the countries without fear of spoilage, radiation treatment, and heating up food in a matter of minutes, and a myriad of other wonders all do the wonders of waves, be they sound waves as well as light waves. In this timeline, we will look at all of the different light waves, their history, and their benefits.
1800 – William Herschell was a contemporary of Sir Isaac Newton and was fascinated with one of Newton’s recent discoveries. Newton posited that when light was refracted through a prism, different colors of the visible light spectrum were …show more content…
We now use infrared in a myriad of ways. Infrared is used to control your tv remote control, to heat food, and most often to provide a heat map. These are used in weather forecasts, as well as being able to see in the dark with night vision goggles. Ultraviolet waves have radically improved all of human lives when it comes to killing bacteria and viruses. The ultraviolet can be used to sterilize equipment, and be used to kill bacteria on produce to improve their shelf life. Food that used to spoil, has a prolonged life. Radio waves are used every day. Our cell phones, television, and car stereos all use radio waves for medium distance communication. Radio waves were the ushering in of a new generation and provided a great intellectual shift in the modern era. Its uses have only skyrocketed since the beginning of its origin. X-rays are used by doctors and dentist to see inside of humans. We use them to see broken bones and in general dentistry. We use them to show the authenticity of an art painting. Gamma-rays are used in the fight against cancer. They have the ability to kill living cells. Gama rays kill microbes as well and also have the ability to sterilize food as well as medical equipment. All of these uses will continue to be used to push human capacity even further.