Light and Optics

Light and Electromagnetism

by Nathaniel Page Stites, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

Electromagnetic Radiation

Wikipedia - A summary of electromagnetic radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Maxwell's Equations

Explore Maxwell's Equations in the form that physicists use them today.


Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell


Michelson's Calculation of the Speed of Light

Original paper from the American Journal of Science, 1887.

News & Events

Changing Speed of Light?

The speed of light may have changed recently...


Varying Speed of Light Theories

Explore new research about the possibility of a nonconstant speed of light.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education