Refraction, Dispersion & Diffraction


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Which of the following is the bending of light when it moves from one medium to another?

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1. Which of the following is the spreading of light when it moves through a gap or around an obstacle?

2. Which of the following is a word for the phenomenon where light at different frequencies refracts by different amounts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What characterizes each of the activities that light waves perform? What are types of light waves? These questions represent the information you will need to be familiar with when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is designed to measure your ability to:

  • Recognize the term describing the bending of light when it moves from one medium to another
  • Identify which term describes the spreading of light moving around an obstacle
  • Choose the word describing the activity of light at different frequencies refracting by different amounts
  • Note in what way light bends when moving from a less dense to a more dense medium
  • List types of light waves

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as types of light waves
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how light bends when moving from less dense to more dense mediums and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to recognize different activities of light waves based on given descriptions

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Refraction, Dispersion & Diffraction will shed more light on this subject. By referring to this lesson, you can learn more about:

  • How a light wave is defined
  • What is super important about light waves
  • Why light of different frequencies refracts by different amounts