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optics the study of light
waves something moving in a regular undulating movement
photons light energy packets
reflection bouncing light rays off a surface
refraction changing the direction of light rays without bouncing them
transparent letting almost ALL the light through without altering it
translucent letting some light through
incidence an incoming ray
angle the difference in degrees of two lines that meet
mirror a reflective surface for bouncing light
spectrum the colors of the rainbow in frequency order
radio radiation used in AM or FM mode to transfer sounds
rainbow all the visible colors in a spectrum, usually seen in the sky
slit a slender slot
focus to narrow light to a point or to sharp edges
lens a transparent material that is curved to refract light
curved slowly turned
flat smooth, not wavy
rays light going straight from a source
bounce hit a surface and go back the other way
opaque light can not not go through
light electromagnetic energy, some of which is visible
straight going directly, the shortest distance between two points
source place or thing from which an energy comes or is made
electromagnetic radiation having electric and magnetic qualities
experiment a trial done to test a hypothesis
Created by: marckenrho