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30 August, 00:32

A beam of white light hits a prism and is dispersed into the its spectral components - red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, and violet. If a second prism is placed so that only the red band of light can pass through, what will happen?

A. The prism will disperse the red light into many shades of red

B. The prism will refract the red light but it will still be the same color of red

C. The prism will polarize the red light

D. No light will pass through the second prism because red light does not have enough energy

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  1. 30 August, 01:06
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    B. The prism will refract the red light but it will still be the same color of red

    Explanation:

    This is because the red light only contains light of one frequency and wavelength. Since this is the case, the red light only gets refracted through the second prism without dispersion into various shades of red.
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