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B Shining Monochromatic Light on a strawberry...

  1. Mar 9, 2017 #1
    What would happen if I use a prism to refract the light from the sun into the visible spectrum and put a RED strawberry in the different colors?

    For example if I put the strawberry over the Blue color what would happen?
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2017 #2

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    What do you think would happen? Why does a strawberry look red when white light is shined on it? :smile:
     
  4. Mar 9, 2017 #3
    Well the simple answer I think is because it absorbs all colors and reflects red?

    So if I put it under blue monochromatic light it will appear black? I think?
     
  5. Mar 9, 2017 #4

    berkeman

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    Yep. :smile:
     
  6. Mar 9, 2017 #5

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  7. Mar 9, 2017 #6
    I want to test this out but for this to work using a prism and sun light I would have to put the strawberry in a dark place and shine the color on it?

    And this probably wouldn't work if I try doing it in open space?
     
  8. Mar 9, 2017 #7
    Thats neat! Thanks!
     
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