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Homework Help: Lights and Optics

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    1. A soap bubble is colored because of:

    a. dispersion
    b. diffraction
    c. thin film interference
    d. all of the above

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I dont understand the concepts very well...at first I though the answer was dispersion thinking it worked as a prism but the correct answer is supposed to be thin film interference.
    can someone explain to me the concept? (also I dont understand refraction very well either)

    thanks in advance!
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  3. Mar 29, 2012 #2


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