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Ultraviolet light question?

  1. May 30, 2009 #1
    Ultraviolet light question??

    why is the term "ultraviolet light" misleading?
    is it because it is more on the violet end of the spectrum than violet light?
    any help please?
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  3. May 31, 2009 #2


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    Re: Ultraviolet light question??

    The term is not misleading at all. A simple definition of "ultra," and search of "ultraviolet light," should make it clear that the term is quite concise.
  4. May 31, 2009 #3


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    Re: Ultraviolet light question??

    Ultra- is a prefix from Latin that means "beyond." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_(disambiguation [Broken])
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