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How does light affect the way you see colors?

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2008-03-10 14:25:24
2008-03-10 14:25:24

because your eyes might not beable to see color

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White light doesn't produce different colors. The only way to make white light is tocombine light with all of the different colors. So if you already have white light, allof the colors are already there. You only have to separate them in order to see them.

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It's the other way round - white light comes from combining all sorts of colors. White light is just a mixture of all colors. We see colors from white light because we can separate diffirent wavelenghts (via a prism, for example). That's also why we see a rainbow - white light refracts on drops of water, under a specific angle - working as a prism - thus we see a spectrum of colors.

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Visible light contains all of the colors with in the spectrum. The only way we see color is the bending and refraction of the visible light sending certain wave lengths back, which our brain interprets as different colors.

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yes colour does affect our emotions and the way we behave :)

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A rainbow forms when there is water in the air and the sun reflects off of this water. When the sun shines through some rain the light from the sun is broken up into it's spectrographic colors. Normal light is invisible to us but we see the effects as light allows us to see things. The things we all see are always some color, yes black and white are colors. Why? Because light is made up of every color you can think of. When you see a red car that is because the car's paint absorbs all of the light EXCEPT the red which is reflected back to you eyes. So all the colors we see in life are just reflections of those colors while all the other colors are being absorbed by the object we are viewing. So when the sunlight shines through the rain the rain acts like a prism and filters or breaks the light into it's various individual colors that we see. Generally we see it as Roy G. Biv. or Red Orange Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Roy G. Biv is a good way to remember the colors that one sees. We call the colors the are visible from a rainbow a spectrum of colors.

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Smog and the way sunlight reflects

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A glass prism is the best way to see how light can be separated into the full spectrum of color. A cut crystal piece will also break the light up.

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obaque colors absorbs light but the light colors reflects light other way black color absorbs light but white reflecs most of the light incident

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Cats are not completely color blind, but they don't see colors the same way humans do. They see colors about the same way a human with red/green colorblindness would.

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because its justt the way our eyes see things. -jh'(:

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The wavelength and frequency affect how the way is perceived. In sound it would affect the pitch that you hear, in the visible light spectrum it would affect what color you see. The amplitude would be how easy it is to perceive, it is the intensity (magnitude) of the wave.

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