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Transmission of Light: Definition & Overview

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You shine light on a material. 50% of it is reflected by the surface. A further 10% of the original light is absorbed by the material. What is the transmittance of the material?

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1. Which of the following describes 'reflected light'?

2. What is the difference between refracted light and transmitted light?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of transmission of light. Information you'll be quizzed on includes the formula for calculating the transmittance of a material as well as the factors transmittance depends on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Calculating the trasmittance of a material
  • Descriptions of reflected light and transmitted light
  • Differentiating between transmitted light and refracted light
  • Factors transmittance depends on

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on transmission of light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding calculating the transmittance of a material and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as refracted light and transmitted light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the transmission of light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the properties of light, review the accompanying lesson titled Transmission of Light: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what happens when light is reflected, and compare/contrast this with what happens when light is transmitted
  • Tell the calculation used to determine the transmittance of a material
  • Know the factors that transmittance depend on
  • Define the term 'refraction' and relate it to an understanding of transmittance
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