It travels in a straight line but also it travels through empty space ! 😅
Light always takes the shortest path possible through any medium. As such, when it travels through a vacuum, it travels in a straight line (no refraction). When it travels through the air, the molecules in the air scatter it very slightly, causing some diffusion and refraction, depending on the composition of the air through which it passes. When it travels through water, the shortest path through that medium is not a straight, collinear line from the point of incidence...it is actually offset by a small angle (the angle of refraction). The bent path that light takes through water or another substance is actually the shortest path available to it through that medium.
When reflecting through objects like optic fibers path is zigzag.
Gravity has no direct effect on light. Gravity bends space. Light travels through space at what would be observed to be a straight line if you observe the path from either end. but if the space through which the light travels is bent, then from the side the light will appear to travel a bent path.
light travels in a straight path
It's a tricky question, and I am answering from the point of view of an interested layman, not a physicist. Light travels on a straight path through space. The interesting reality is that the space around gravitational fields bends.Light travels in a straight path through bent space. Also, light can be transmitted through optical fibers in communications systems, and the light follows the fiber through whatever bends are put into it.
Straight. Gravity bends light. It can act like a lens
The path that light travels into your eyes is very neat. The light goes into your eye and bounces off of the back of it.
Yes, light travels through space. As that space is bent, so will be the path of the light traveling through the space. It is known by gravitational refraction and gravitational lensing.
The way light travels depends on what is in it's path.
A geodesical path
Yes because, Light travels in a straight path called a light ray.
yes it is because the eye glass has a refracting effect that bends the path of light in to your eye at the right angle
For a compound microscope iss; light source, diaphragm, stage, (slide), objective lens, body, eyepiece, eye.
Light travels in straight paths because of its reflection
lightning does not require water vapour in the air. It travels at light speed (approx) through an ionized path.
light travels in straight path and when speed of medium in which light travels change then it refract due to change in speed light rays bend and refract
It can be absorbed or transmitted through an object it can bend sometimes it bounces back 😉
The reason for the pole appearing bent when put inside a glass of water is refraction. When a ray of light travels through one medium to the other, it tends to bend or deviate from its original path. Thus a light ray in this case, travels from the air through water, and then again through air and reach the eyes. Thus, the light ray deviates from its original path causing this phenomenon.
Light always travels in a straight line. It's direction can be changed, by reflection or refraction, but it does not bend.