Radiation Quizzes & Trivia

Electromagnetic waves travel through space in a process called radiation. The term comes from the radiating motion, where the waves travel outward in all directions. Did you know that there are three less common forms of radiation? They are called chaotic, coherent, and parallel. Can you name the machine that is used to measure radiation levels?
Do you know the name of the small meter that people wear to measure personal exposure? Did you know that most of the time when we talk about radiation, we mean ionizing radiation? It can cause cancer and many other problems. What most people don’t realize is that non-ionizing radiation can be harmful as well, although not as much. If you think you know a lot about radiation and other physics topics, then try out our quizzes and see how smart you really are!
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    Convection is heat transfer that occurs by touching the heat source.

Radiation is the term given to the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, particularly high-energy particles that cause ionisation. What do you know about the topic? Let’s find out in...

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    Which of the following radiation is an electromagnetic wave?

Infrared radiation is rather an interesting subject, however you should not be ignorant about it and what it really is, why it’s invisible to human eye. Are you up for the quiz?

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    Infrared radiation is sometimes called?  

In this quiz, we’ll be looking at the proper methods for the protection of people from harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. What do you know about these safety protocols? Let’s find out right now!

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    Which of the following is the unit of absorbed radiation dose

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    What is a black body?

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