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Nature of Light13 cards
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describes how waves change when entering and exiting mediums. If n increases, wave speed and wave length decrease
longer wavelength= faster wave
from about 390nm to 700nm
Violet. It moves the slowest thus most affected by change in medium.
- when refraction exits medium at 90deg. must be going from high to low "n". - critical angle is the indc angle that causes Tot internal reflect
1, 1.3, 1.5.
longer wavelength= less bend because fast wave is less affected by medium
They are same. Medium affects speed more than WL or frequency
UV- higher frequency (sun burn), lower WL IR- lower frequency, higher wavelength.
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