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What are the 3 properties of light waves?
Light has the usual attributes of waves, namely frequency, wavelength and speed.
What is meant by Behaviour of light?
Behaviour of Light. Light behaviour can be divided into two categories: How light interacts with matter and how light travels, or propagates through space or through transparent materials. The propagation of light has much in common with the propagation of other kinds of waves, including sound waves and water waves.
What are the two models of light?
The two most successful theories of light were the corpuscular (or particle) theory of Sir Isaac Newton and the wave theory of Christian Huygens.
What are 2 properties of light?
The primary properties of visible light are intensity, propagation-direction, frequency or wavelength spectrum and polarization.
What are three behaviors of light that support the wave model?
In Lesson 1, we will investigate the variety of behaviors, properties and characteristics of light that seem to support the wave model of light. On this page, we will focus on three specific behaviors – reflection, refraction and diffraction.
Which is the best description of light’s behavior?
2. Opaque- no light passes through; absorbs and reflects light Translucent- allows some light to pass through; cannot clearly see through the material Transparent- can see clearly through the material
How are light waves across the electromagnetic spectrum behave?
Wave Behaviors Light waves across the electromagnetic spectrum behave in similar ways. When a light wave encounters an object, they are either transmitted, reflected, absorbed, refracted, polarized, diffracted, or scattered depending on the composition of the object and the wavelength of the light.
What happens when a light wave encounters an object?
When a light wave encounters an object, they are either transmitted, reflected, absorbed, refracted, polarized, diffracted, or scattered depending on the composition of the object and the wavelength of the light.