What are Earth Energies? According to the dictionary Earth is theplanet or world we live on, ground, soil, or to connect electricallywith earth.Energy is vigour, force, activity, source(s) of power. Energy exists aspotential or kinetic and is measured in various units, such as ergs, joules, or foot-pounds. In Newtonian science the first law of Thermodynamics states that energy is never created or destroyedbut is only transferred or transformed.Energy may take various forms - sound, chemical, and electricalenergy, for example. One whole range of related forms is known asradiant energy or electro-magnetic radiation. Together they makeup the electro-magnetic spectrum, whose various radiations arecharacterised by particular ranges of wavelengths and frequencies.In a vacuum, all forms of electromagnetic radiation travel at thesame constant velocity - called the speed of light. In othertransparent mediums, they travel more slowly, the velocitydepending on the wavelength of the radiation and, generally, on thedensity of the medium. The speed of light in air is nearly the sameas its speed in a vacuum and for practical purposes they areregarded as being identical - the experimentally measured valuebeing 299,792 kilometres per second. In other mediums, differentwavelengths travel at slightly different velocities, the longer thewavelength, the faster the radiation travels. So in the case of visiblelight, red light travels faster than blue light in any particulartransparent medium.At the long-wavelength, low frequency end of the spectrum areradio waves, incorporating long wave, medium wave, short wave,VHF and UHF. These are followed by microwaves and infraredradiation. Then comes visible light and ultraviolet radiation, and theshortest wavelengths comprise X rays and gamma rays. Apart fromlight, all are invisible to the human eye, although many can bedetected by electronic devices and special types of photographicfilm .
Intro to Earth EnergiesC.Elliott 2002