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Physics - Chapter 27

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What is the name of the Dutch scientist who argued that light was a wave? Huygens
A(n) ____ is a mass-less bundle of electromagnetic energy. photon
What is the name of the scientist who published a theory explaining that light consists of particles. Einstein
Its value is about 300 000 km/s. What is it? speed of light
A(n) _____ is the distance light travels in a year. light-year
The ____ is the range of electromagnetic waves. electromagnetic spectrum
____ waves are electromagnetic waves that have frequencies lower than the red of visible light. infrared
____ waves are electromagnetic waves that have frequencies higher than the violet of visible light. ultraviolet
Any substance that allows light to pass through it is called___ transparent
A material that absorbs light without reemitting it is called___> opaque
Which type of wave is light? transverse
___ is the aligning of vibrations in a transverse wave, usually by filtering out waves in other directions. polarization
Created by: abolvin