KayTye 92-91 Physics Review Question|
Year: 1992 Question#: 91
Question: Which phenomenon is represented by the diagram below?
(1 ) Reflection
(2 ) Refraction
(3 ) Difraction
(4 ) Polarization
What is this question really asking?
Explanation by: KayT
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Reflection, this is incorrect because the rays are shown going through the glass, not reflecting. Mirrors are involved in reflecting. return to top
Refraction, this is correct because refraction is the bending of light rays, and here the light is being refracted into a focal point. return to top
Difraction is incorrect because diffraction is the spreading of light rays beyond a slit, not the bending of light rays through a lens as shown here. return to top
Polarization, this is incorrect because polarization is the filtering of light when the angle of light oscillation is perpendicular to the alignment of the filter. return to top
What's this question really asking?
Do you know the basic definition of refraction? return to top
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