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The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye. Electromagnetic radiation in this range of wavelengths is called visible light or simply light. A typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about to nanometers. The spectrum does not contain all the colors that the human eyes and brain can distinguish.
Unsaturated colors such as pinkor purple variations like magentafor example, are absent because they can only be made from a mix of multiple wavelengths. Colors containing only one wavelength are also called pure colors or spectral colors. Visible wavelengths pass largely unattenuated through the Earth's atmosphere via the Light Waves - The Invisible Band! - 13 optical window " region Light Waves - The Invisible Band! - 13 the electromagnetic spectrum.
An example of this phenomenon is when clean air scatters blue light more than red light, and so the midday sky appears blue apart from the area around the sun which appears white because the light is not scattered as much.
The optical window is also referred to as the "visible window" because Light Waves - The Invisible Band! - 13 overlaps the human visible response spectrum. In the 13th century, Roger Bacon theorized that rainbows were produced by a similar process to the passage of light through glass or crystal. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton discovered that prisms could disassemble and reassemble white light, and described the phenomenon in his book She Is - Various - Outer Limits Volume One: An NMS 93 New Music Collection. He was the first to use the word spectrum Latin for "appearance" or "apparition" in this sense in print in in describing his experiments Friends And Lovers - Nothin Fancy - Where I Came From optics.
Newton observed that, when a narrow beam of sunlight strikes the face of a glass prism at an angle, some is reflected and some of the beam passes into and through the glass, emerging as different-colored bands. Newton hypothesized light to be made up of "corpuscles" particles of different colors, with the different colors of light moving at different speeds in transparent matter, red light moving more quickly than violet in glass. The result is that red light is bent refracted less sharply than violet as it passes through the prism, creating a spectrum of colors.
Newton originally divided the spectrum into six named colors: redorangeyellowgreenblueand violet. He later added indigo as the seventh color since he believed that seven was a perfect number as derived from the ancient Greek sophistsof there being a connection between the colors, the musical notes, the known objects in the solar systemand the days of the week.
For this reason, some later commentators, including Isaac Asimov have suggested that indigo should not be regarded as a color in its own right but merely as a shade of blue or violet. Evidence indicates that what Newton meant by "indigo" and "blue" does not correspond to the modern meanings of those color Light Waves - The Invisible Band!
- 13. Comparing Newton's observation of prismatic colors to a color image of Light Waves - The Invisible Band! - 13 visible light spectrum shows that "indigo" corresponds to what is today called blue, whereas "blue" corresponds to cyan. In the 18th century, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote about optical spectra in his Theory of Colours.
Goethe used the word spectrum Spektrum to designate a ghostly optical afterimageas did Schopenhauer in On Vision and Colors. Goethe argued that the continuous spectrum was a compound phenomenon. Where Newton narrowed the beam of light to isolate the phenomenon, Goethe observed that a wider aperture produces not a spectrum but rather reddish-yellow and blue-cyan edges with white between them. The spectrum appears only when these edges are close enough to overlap.
In the early 19th century, the concept of the visible spectrum became more definite, as light outside the visible range was discovered and characterized by William Herschel infrared and Johann Wilhelm Ritter ultravioletThomas YoungThomas Johann Seebeckand others. The connection between the visible spectrum and color vision was explored by Thomas Young and Hermann von Helmholtz in the early 19th century.
Their theory of color vision correctly proposed that the eye uses three distinct receptors to perceive color. Many species can see light within frequencies outside the human "visible spectrum".
Bees and many other insects can detect ultraviolet light, which helps them find nectar in flowers. Plant species that depend on insect pollination may owe reproductive success to their appearance in ultraviolet light rather than how colorful they appear to humans.
Colors that can be produced by visible light of a narrow band of wavelengths monochromatic light are called pure spectral colors. The various color ranges indicated in the illustration are an approximation: The spectrum is continuous, with no clear boundaries between one color and the next. Color displays e. Colors outside the color gamut of the device, such as most spectral colorscan only be approximated.
For color-accurate reproduction, a spectrum can be projected onto a uniform gray field. The resulting mixed colors can have all their R, G, B coordinates non-negative, and so can be reproduced without distortion.
This accurately simulates looking at a spectrum on a gray background. Spectroscopy is the study of objects based on the spectrum of color they emit, absorb or reflect. Spectroscopy is an important investigative tool in astronomywhere scientists use it to analyze the properties of distant objects. Typically, astronomical spectroscopy uses high-dispersion diffraction gratings to observe spectra at very high spectral resolutions. Helium was first detected by analysis of the spectrum of the sun.
Chemical elements can be detected in Ты Буди Меня - Кристина Орбакайте - Перелетная Птица objects by emission lines and absorption lines.
The shifting of spectral lines can be used to measure the Doppler shift red shift or blue shift of distant objects. Funkoars - Whos Your Step Daddy? Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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