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Physics 28 vocab


for sunlight and other white light, spread of colors seen when light is passed through a prism or diffraction grating spectrum
light (sunlight) that's a combination of all colors white light
material that selectively absorbs colored light pigment
red, blue, and green light, added together these colors produce white light additive primary colors
two colors of light added together make white light; across from each other on the color wheel Yellow is complementary to blue complementary
most useful in color mixing in photographs; magenta, yellow, cyan subtractive primary colors
sound or light is absorbed and re-emitted in all directions scattering
state with greater energy than an atom's lowest state excited state
instrument used to separate light from hot gas or other light source into its constituent frequencies sprectroscope
pattern of distinct lines of color, corresponding to particular wavelength that are seen in a spectroscope when a hot gas is viewed line spectrum
Created by: cdeutsch