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Unformatted text preview: Light •Wave Vs. Particles •Electromagnetic Waves •Frequency and Wavelength •Michelson­Morely Experiment •Light Vs. Sound •Space Travel & The Speed of Light •Why Objects Have Color •Primary and Secondary Colors •Light Colors Vs. Pigments •The Electromagnetic Spectrum •Parallax and Depth Perception •Light Transmission •Thin Films & Thin Films Interference •Luminosity •Polarized Light •Planck’s Constant •Coherent Light •Lasers •Holograms •Luminous Flux •Illuminance •Luminous Intensity •Luminous Flux vs. Power •Luminous vs. Illuminated Light: Introduction For centuries the nature of light was disputed. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton proposed the “corpuscular theory” stating that light is composed of particles. Other scientists, like Robert Hooke and Christian Huygens, believed light to be a wave. Today we know that light behaves as both a wave and as a particle. Light undergoes interference and diffraction, as all waves do, but whenever light is e...
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