List of Topics

SfC Home > Physics > Electromagnetic Waves >

 

Mini-Quiz: X-ray Characteristics

by Ron Kurtus (30 January 2008)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How fast do x-rays travel?

It is impossible to measure their speed, since they are invisible

At the speed of light

At the speed of electrons

2. If x-rays go right through things, how can you see our bones in an x-ray picture?

The doctors usually draw in the bones with special software

Bones absorb more of the x-rays than softer and less dense materials

Your bones are made of lead

3. Why are x-rays dangerous?

They ionize atoms, which can injure or kill cells in your body

X-rays are very bright and can harm your eyes

They fog photographic film from miles away

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Look toward being great


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Physics Resources

Books

Top-rated books on X-Rays

Top-rated books on Electromagnetic Waves


Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Share

Click on a button to bookmark or share this page through Twitter, Facebook, email, or other services:

 

Students and researchers

The Web address of this page is:
www.school-for-champions.com/science/
mini-quiz_x-ray_characteristics.htm

Please include it as a link on your website or as a reference in your report, document, or thesis.

Copyright © Restrictions


Where are you now?

School for Champions

Physics topics

Mini-Quiz: X-ray Characteristics




Electromagnetic Wave topics

Short wavelengths

Visible frequencies

Longer wavelengths





Live Your Life as a Champion:

Take care of your health

Seek knowledge and gain skills

Do excellent work

Be valuable to others

Have utmost character

Be a Champion!



The School for Champions helps you become the type of person who can be called a Champion.