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Chapter 7, Problem 51E
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A look at the entire spectrum of light reveals that we can see only a tiny fraction of wavelengths. What are the implications of this in terms of our picture of reality?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Implications of the fact that only a tiny fraction of wavelength can be seen are to be explained in practical terms.

Concept Introduction:

Light spectrum is the visible spectrum. The wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation that are visible to human eyes range from 380 nm750 nm.

The dual nature of light as wave and particle is a complex property.

The wave nature of light is comprised of both electric and magnetic properties.

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Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves that any living organism can perceive, because they fall in the range of wavelength that is visible, which is 400 nm750 nm. The visible light comprises seven different colors, which are termed together as VIBGYOR (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red). Violet has the smallest wavelength of 400 nm and red has the longest wavelength of 750 nm. When all the waves are seen together, they make the light

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