12 - Origin of Color response of the eye to visible light...

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12/2/10 Origin of Color response of the eye to visible light visible light has a range of wavelengths from 350-750nm (1 nm=10-9m)
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12/2/10 Origin of Color Consider light as a wave E=Energy V= velocity h= Planck’s constant λ = wavelength E=hc/ λ Amplitude= height of the wave, proportional to
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12/2/10 Origin of Color Monochromatic light= all of 1 wavelength Polychromatic light= more than 1 wavelength; if all of the spectrum is present, we see white
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12/2/10 Origin of Color When light strikes a mineral, Reflected = luster Absorbed= see color
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12/2/10 Origin of Color Is color a useful property to identify minerals? No but, -some minerals named after their color turquoi se Rhodonite, “rhodon”=rose
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12/2/10 Origin of Color Is color a useful property to identify minerals? Metallic minerals usually vary little in their colors Gale na PbS Hemati te Fe2O3 Magneti te Fe3O4 Chalcopyr ite CuFeS2
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12/2/10 Origin of Color
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