Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory


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Which of these would be the better emitter of radiation?

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1. Snow is a good ___of light but a bad ___of light:

2. The portion of light that _____ an object is the portion that's _____ by the object:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about the reflection and absorption of light? Can you define the term 'blackbody'? If you want to pass this quiz, you'll need to correctly answer these and other questions related to blackbodies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • What best emits radiation
  • Snow's relationship to light
  • Light and objects
  • The term for an idealized absorber of radiation
  • Radiation and objects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on blackbody radiation theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding absorbing and reflecting light and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about emitting radiation

Additional Learning

Enlighten yourself further on this concept by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • What happens when light hits an object
  • An example of an object similar to a blackbody