Flashcards in Vocab 2 waves Deck (18)
How many types of em waves are there?
The bouncing back of a wave after it strikes a barrier
The bending of a wave as it enters a new medium
The spreading out of a wave through an opening or an obstacle
Examples of refraction:
A straw inside a glass of water
Example of reflection:
Holding a light to a mirror and having it bounce another way
Example of diffraction:
When you can hear sound even though windows, doors, ect.
The production of light by materials at high temperatures. (Sun)
The production of light without high temperatures. (Glow sticks)
Occurs when a material absorbs EM radiation of one wavelength and gives off EM radiation of another. (Computer)
The passage of an EM wave through a medium
A dissaperence of an EM wave into the medium
The spreading out of light waves in all directions
Name the three wave behaviors
Refraction, reflection, diffraction
Name the three light wave behaviors
Transmission, scattering, absorption
Opaque is what light behavior?
Translucent is what light wave behavior?