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Reflection

Reflection, Transmission, and Absorbtion

TermDefinition
Reflection Light bounces off a surface. We see things because they reflect light.
Transmission Light passes through a medium
Absorbtion Light disappears into a surface
Transparent Allows most of all light to be transmitted. (see through)
Translucent Allows some light to be transmitted. (frosted)
Opaque Allows no light to be transmitted.
Scattering When materials have particles that spread out light and sometimes make it difficult to see or sometimes change the color of something.
Color We see the color being reflected. All the other colors are being absorbed.
Primary colors of light Red, green, and blue. If you mix them all you get white.
Primary pigments Cyan, magenta, and yellow. If you mix them all together you get black.
The Visible Spectrum ROY G BIV / Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
Created by: Ashton_Hunt