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Science / Light

Science / Light

The branch of physics dealing with the properties and behaviour of light is called optics. Light is a form of energy which helps us to see the objects.

Have you ever wondered why we are able to see the different objects around us, their images in a mirror or in a pond? This is simply due to reflection of light. It is the phenomenon of bouncing back of light after striking a smooth polished surface.
Why is the word "ambulance" written backwards in ambulance car? This is due to lateral inversion -The phenomenon due to which the left side of an object appears to be right side of the object in its image in a reflecting medium (mirror ) and vice-versa is called lateral inversion.

Enjoy interesting trivia related to spherical mirrors(concave and convex) and plane mirror, optics, sunlight. Understand the differences between mirrors and lenses.
Learn about the formation of rainbow. Did you know that you can see a rainbow only when your back is towards the sun?

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  • Light - SmartTest

    Light

    • Accessed by: 750 Students
    • Average Time: 00:06:34
    • Average Score: 57.36
    • Questions: 25
    • Introduction to Light
    • Spherical mirrors
    • Images formed by spherical mirrors
    • Uses of spherical mirrors
    • Review of Light
    • Spherical lenses
    • Spectrum
    • Rectilinear propagation of light
    • Reflection of light
  • Light -- Summary

    Learnhive Lesson on Light

    • Accessed by: 579 Students

    Spherical Mirrrors

    Learnhive Lesson on Spherical Mirrrors

    • Accessed by: 247 Students

    Reflection of Light

    Learnhive Lesson on Reflection of Light

    • Accessed by: 188 Students

    Rectilinear Propagation of Light

    Learnhive Lesson on Rectilinear Propagation of Light

    • Accessed by: 123 Students

    Light

    Learnhive Lesson on Light

    • Accessed by: 200 Students

    Image formation by Convex Mirror

    Learnhive Lesson on Image formation by Convex Mirror

    • Accessed by: 183 Students

    Image formation by Concave Mirror

    Learnhive Lesson on Image formation by Concave Mirror

    • Accessed by: 111 Students

    Dispersion of Light

    Learnhive Lesson on Dispersion of Light

    • Accessed by: 147 Students

    Cause of Dispersion

    Learnhive Lesson on Cause of Dispersion

    • Accessed by: 109 Students

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