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Light and Color
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for Light and Color. The internet content is available at
the GBS Physics web site as well as from other external
sites. (Please notify the instructor of any broken links.
- A discussion of the evidence which suggests that
light exhibits wave-like behavior. See Lesson
1a of the Physics Classroom.
- A detailed discussion of the phenomenon of
polarization. See in Lesson
1d of the Physics Classroom.
- A description of the electromagnetic spectrum
accompanied by a detailed discussion of the visible light
region. See in Lesson
2a of the Physics Classroom.
- A detailed discussion of the selective absorption,
reflection and transmission of light by various
materials. The ultimate color appearance of objects is
explained in terms of this phenomenon. See in Lesson
2c of the Physics Classroom.
- A detailed discussion of primary colors of light and
color addition principles. See in Lesson
2d of the Physics Classroom.
- A detailed discussion of complementary colors,
primary paints, and principles of color subtraction. See
in Lesson 2e
of the Physics Classroom.
- An explanation of light diffraction and a discussion
of how this phenomenon leads to blue skies and red
sunsets. See in Lesson
2f of the Physics Classroom.
- The Physics 2000 site has a collection of pages
pertaining to interference, polarization and color. The
pages include several interactive portions, slick
animations, and understandable and intriguing
explanations. Visit pages on:
- A series of Java applets and interactive Shockwave
animations on color additiona nd subtraction. Alter the
colors and intensities of light shining on Mickey Mouse
and view objects through filters of varying pigments.
- A series of interactive pages on color mixing which
do not require any elaborate web technologies. View
objects in different colors of light and through
different filters. Visit Color
- A collection of interactive Java applets which allow
the visitor to explore color printing, color mixing, and
color filters. Visit Color
- Text and interactive Java applets in which visitors
explore interference of waves and Young's two slit
interference experiment. Visit Interference
- Burn out those retinal cones with the Bird
in a Cage demo at the Exploratorium Museum's web
site. One more piece of evidence that physics is better
than ... .
- A historical perspective on the dual nature of light
- particle vs. wave - is presented by the Nobel
Foundation. Visit Dual
Nature of Light page.