Second Semester Review

Waves, Sound, Light, Electricity, Special Relativity

 

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33. One polarizing filter is placed over another and no light is transmitted. Through what angle must one filter be rotated in order for maximum transmission to occur?

A. 30 deg.

B. 45 deg.

C. 90 deg.

D. 180 deg.

E. 360 deg.


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Polarization

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34. The fact that light can be polarized is evidence that it travels in the form of a ___ wave.

A. transverse

B. longitudinal

C. surface


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35. Which of the following situations would most likely cause light to become polarized.

  1. Light is transmitted through a windshield.
  2. Light is reflected off of the surface of a windshield at a low angle.
  3. Light is emitted by a light bulb.
  4. Light is reflected off of a piece of paper.


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36. The colors that we see are a result of our response to the ___ of visible light.

A. frequency

B. amplitude

C. speed


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37. This color is interpreted when we see the longest wavelength of visible light.

 


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38. Red + green = ____.

 


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39. White - yellow = ____.


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40. A green apple illuminated by yellow light would appear ____.


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Object "A" appears red when illuminated by magenta light while "B" appears blue. When illuminated by green light, "A" appears green while "B" appears black.

41. What color would "A" appear in white light?

42. What color would "B" appear in white light?

 

43. What color would "A" appear in cyan light?


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44. An artist paints a picture that he wishes to appear the appropriate colors when viewed using the phenomenon of retinal fatigue. What color should the artist paint a red barn?

 


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45. Which color is scattered the most by the earth's atmosphere?

 

 

 

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46. Which light ray in the diagram above best demonstrates the law of reflection?


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47. A plane mirror forms ___ images of most objects because the light rays that reflect off of it are:

A. real, diverging

B. real, converging

C. virtual, diverging

D. virtual, converging


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Real vs. virtual images

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48. A light ray passes from substance "A" into "B" then "C" as shown. In which substance does the light ray travel fastest?

 

 


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Direction of bending (FST and SFA)

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