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Textbook Problem

A pure red object on a black background seems to disappear when illuminated with pure green light. Explain why.

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Why a pure red object on a black background seems to disappear when illuminated with pure green light

Explanation

Introduction:

Visible white light is composed of a series of colors of different wavelengths, in general Red + Green + Blue = White light.

When the human eye perceives the color of an object, it comes from the reflection of light at one or several wavelengths. This means that when objects are incised with white light part of the visible spectrum is absorbed and partly reflects. For example, a blue ball means that all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum are absorbed from the white light except those corresponding to the blue color which is reflected by the ball...

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