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absorption of light and the colours of natural bodies

Stokes, George Gabriel Sir

absorption of light and the colours of natural bodies

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Published by Macmillan and Co. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Light absorption.,
  • Color.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Professor Stokes....
    SeriesScience lectures at South Kensington
    The Physical Object
    Pagination43 p. :
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18570104M

    Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of visible is an achromatic color, a color without hue, like white and gray. It is often used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness. Black and white have often been used to describe opposites such as good and evil, the Dark Ages versus Age of Enlightenment, and night versus day. The color of water varies with the ambient conditions in which that water is present. While relatively small quantities of water appear to be colorless, pure water has a slight blue color that becomes a deeper blue as the thickness of the observed sample increases. The blue hue of water is an intrinsic property and is caused by selective absorption and scattering of white light.


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Color Reflection and Absorption The color of an object or material is determined by the wavelengths it absorbs and those it reflects. An object has the color of the wavelengths it reflects. A material that reflects all wavelengths of visible light appears white.

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Color is a result of the wavelength of light reflected by that object. Albert Einstein's Year of Miracles: Light Theory One hundred years ago today, Albert Einstein finished a scientific paper that would change the world.

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The light that is reflected is the colour of the object in that light. For example, a blue object absorbs all the colours of the spectrum except blue: it reflects blue light. When you shine white light (the light that includes all the visible colors) on a colored object, the object will appear to be the color of the light it reflects.

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Algae and suspended sediment particles are very common particulate matter that cause natural waters to become colored. The atomic absorption lines are narrow enough in ## \Delta \lambda ## that they do not block what could be considered an entire color. The wavelength of nm (that might be blocked) is essentially the same color as the wavelengths nm.

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Although light can interact with matter in several different ways, this discussion will limit the modes of interaction to absorption and reflection.