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Bones And Fools Essay

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../ Refraction is the bending of a wave front as the wave front passes between two substances in which the speed of the wave differs ../ The angle of refraction 8r is the angle between the refracted ray and normal line ../ Refraction occurs when light's velocity changes ../ When light moves from one medium to another, part of it is reflected and part is refracted; the frequency of the light does not change during refraction ../ When the light ray moves from air into glass, the refracted ray is bent toward the normal; when the light ray moves from glass to air is bent away from the normal ../ The index of refraction is the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to the speed of light in a ...view middle of the document...

Which band of the electromagnetic spectrum has: a. the lowest frequency?

b. the shortest wavelength?

2. Suppose an intelligent society capable of receiving and transmitting radio signals lives on a planet orbiting Procyon, a star 95 light-year away from Earth. If ~ signal were sent toward Procyon in 1999, what is the earliest year that Earth could expect to receive a return message?




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6. When you shine flashlight across a room, you see the beam of light on the wall. Why do you not see the light in the air?



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