How do objects reflect light to show different colors?
In the visible spectrum of light, all colors have difference frequencies of wave lengths. So, an object that is green would absorb all the frequencies of light with in the spectrum except green, the light reflected from the object then hits our retina and then our brain tells us to interpret that object to be green. The frequencies that are absorbed in to the object are then converted into energy. That's why when you wear black cloths, black absorbs all visible light, you feel warmer, because the light it absorbs is converted into heat. And white would the opposite from that.
If you are wondering why they would reflect that certain color, it is because all atoms and molecules have electrons. Electrons in atoms have a natural frequency that they vibrate when light hits them. The light with the same frequency as the natural frequency of the electrons in the atoms would be reflected.
This applies not only to opaque objects. The basic idea is that white light is a mixture of different colors, and objects tend to reflect the different colors - the components of white light - in different proportions. For example, an object that reflects most of the red light but not much of the other colors will look red.
Lighter colors reflect light better because it does not absorb all of it some of it reflects and you see light colors. That is why they appear light. They reflect almost all of the light that hits them thus making them light. White reflects the most light and black absorbs the most light. Different colors reflect different amounts of light. Light is also heat. Thus the more light reflected the cooler the object.
Different materials absorb different wavelengths of visible radiation from sources like the sun or light bulbs. The wavelengths that are not absorbed are reflected as visible radiation, and the color we see depends on the wavelength of that reflected light, with a longer wavelength correlating to more reddish colors, and shorter wavelengths with more bluish colors. White objects reflect all of the visible radiation that strike them, which is why they absorb less heat than…
colors are different frequencies of light. atoms in objects vibrate in specific frequencies too. objects with atoms vibrating in the frequency corresponding to the color absorb that color and reflect the other frequencies they can't absorb. the color of an object is basically the frequency of light that it can't absorb.
The question is a little off. Sunlight isn't 'attracted' to anything, in the sense that light 'wants to move toward' certain colors. But when light shines on objects of different colors, different parts of the light are reflected off of the objects and absorbed by the objects. An object that is close to a very pure white color will reflect most of the light that shines on it; an object that is close to a…
What colour will an object under white light appear to be if it reflects green light and absorbs the other colours?
Objects can either emit light and heat of their own, or they can reflect light and heat from other sources such as the Sun. Most objects (except light bulbs) do not emit light of their own; they only reflect the light that hits them. The COLOR of an object is determined by which colors of light it reflects; red objects reflect primarily red light, while blue objects reflect more blue light. White objects reflect all…
we can see colours only because the objects we see reflect part of the visible spectrum. White light is made up of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet light. We can see objects as different colours because they absorb and reflect parts of this visible light. For example, an object that is red appears red because it reflects the red part of the spectrum and absorbs the other colours. dont get it
Most objects reflect light. Visible sunlight is white in color and is made up several wavelengths of different colors, and snow appears white because it absorbs no sunlight, and reflects all of it. Other colored objects absorb certain wavelengths, and reflect others, thus appearing colored. Black objects absorb everything. Snow reflex lights so well because, at a micro level, snow crystal structure provides many faces off which sunlight is reflected.
Dark objects absorb wavelengths of energy that are in the visible spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. A black shirt has molecules in it thatt absorbs energies of blue and green and all other colors we humans perceive. White light is made from all of the colors combined. A white shirt has atoms and molecules that absorb all the colors of light and release that energy outwards again.
All objects reflect the color of light that you see. Thus; lemons reflect yellow light rays, limes reflect green ones, and oranges reflect orange light rays. On a final note, white objects reflect all colored light waves, and black objects reflect none. With that said, the cones in your retina register these reflected light rays; thus, it makes sense that rooms without any light are black.
The ball itself doesn't actually have a color. It simply has got the ability to reflect Red light, and we see it as having a red color. Light is buildt up by different wavelengts of light known as colors. All colors together form a warm white light. You can see the different colors of the sunlight if you use a prism. In any case, if you use only a blue light, Only the wavelength for…