Polarization of Light in a Raindrop

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POLARIZATION OF LIGHT IN A RAINDROP

Look carefully at the diagram at the top of the page. Now check out the following questions (and answers)!

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About the Diagram

Introducing the diagram! Read back and forward between the image at the top of the page and the explanation below!

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Some Key Terms

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Chromatic dispersion

Chromatic dispersion refers to the way that light, under certain conditions, separates into its component wavelengths and the colours corresponding ...
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Observer

A human observer is a person who engages in observation by watching things. In the presence of visible light, an ...
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Rainbow

A rainbow is an optical effect produced by illuminated droplets of water. Rainbows are caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion ...
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Rainbow colours

Rainbow colours are the bands of colour seen in rainbows and in other situations where visible light separates into its ...
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Reflection

Reflection takes place when incoming light strikes the surface of a medium, obstructing some wavelengths which bounce back into the ...
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Refraction

Refraction refers to the way that electromagnetic radiation (light) changes speed and direction as it travels across the interface between ...
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ROYGBV

ROYGBV is an acronym for the sequence of hues (colours) commonly described as making up a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, ...
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Spectral colour

A spectral colour is a colour evoked in normal human vision by a single wavelength of visible light, or by ...
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Visible spectrum

The visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum is called the visible spectrum. The visible spectrum is the range of wavelengths ...
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