Interference pattern of light on oil

Interference pattern of light on oil

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Credit: DR JEREMY BUR6GESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Interference pattern caused when rays of light from the sun pass from one medium, the air, through another, oil smear on the road, in which it travels at a different velocity. The rays are bent or refracted at the surface, producing the rings of spectral colours.

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Keywords: colour, coloured, colours, interference pattern, light, oil, oil film, oil interference pattern, optics, physics, road, spectral, spectral colours, spectrum

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