Wi-fi: The Boundary Between Radio Waves & Microwaves

Monique Peters & Anna Cain

Wifi = High Energy Radio Waves

-Radio Waves are the longest in the EM spectrum.

-Radio Waves carry radio and TV signals around earth.

-Radio Waves from outer space are picked up by radio telescopes and used to study the universe.

-WiFi's waves are higher frequency than radio waves but lower frequency than microwaves. They are considered high energy radio waves.

-They carry signals of internet around earth in small areas.

-WiFi is carried through hotspots in small areas or throughout larger areas.

High Energy Radio Waves are about as tall as humans.

Did You Know

WiFi is an English synonym for WLAN, wireless local area network. WiFi is a play on Hi-Fi, an audiophile term.


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