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Flashcards - Waves & Optics Overview

Flashcards - Waves & Optics Overview
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prism
PRISM is a clandestine surveillance program under which the United States National Security Agency collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies
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plane mirror
A plane mirror is a mirror with a flat reflective surface
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convex mirror
A curved mirror is a mirror with a curved reflecting surface
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Doppler effect
The Doppler effect is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source
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reflection
Reflection is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated
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microwaves
Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from one meter to one millimeter; with frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz
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frequency
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
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visible light region
The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye
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pure spectral color
A spectral color is a color that is evoked by a single wavelength of light in the visible spectrum, or by a relatively narrow band of wavelengths, also known as monochromatic light
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electromagnetic spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective term for all known frequencies and their linked wavelengths of the known photons
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electromagnetic spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective term for all known frequencies and their linked wavelengths of the known photons
pure spectral color
A spectral color is a color that is evoked by a single wavelength of light in the visible spectrum, or by a relatively narrow band of wavelengths, also known as monochromatic light
visible light region
The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye
frequency
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
microwaves
Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from one meter to one millimeter; with frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz
reflection
Reflection is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated
Doppler effect
The Doppler effect is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source
convex mirror
A curved mirror is a mirror with a curved reflecting surface
plane mirror
A plane mirror is a mirror with a flat reflective surface
prism
PRISM is a clandestine surveillance program under which the United States National Security Agency collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies
lens
A lens is a transmissive optical device that focuses or disperses a light beam by means of refraction
retina
The retina is the third and inner coat of the eye which is a light-sensitive layer of tissue
sound wave
In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water
blue shift
A blueshift is any decrease in wavelength, with a corresponding increase in frequency, of an electromagnetic wave; the opposite effect is referred to as redshift
sonic boom
A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound
dispersion
In optics, dispersion is the phenomenon in which the phase velocity of a wave depends on its frequency
index of refraction
In optics, the refractive index or index of refraction n of a material is a dimensionless number that describes how light propagates through that medium
simple lens
In optics, a simple lens or singlet lens is a lens consisting of a single simple element
speed
In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity ; it is thus a scalar quantity
cataract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision

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