Dispersion of White Light

Dispersion of White Light

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Caption: Photographed here is a beam of white light that is dispersed (decomposed) into different colours by a glass prism. This demonstrates that colourless or white light as perceived by human eye actually consists of many colours or wavelengths of light.

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Keywords: beam, colour, conceptual, demonstration, dispersion, education, educational, effect, experiment, geometric, glass, light, optical, optics, phenomenon, physics, prism, ray, refract, refracted, spectral, spectrum, triangular, wavelength, white, white light

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