On a clear day, the sky appears to be more blue towards the zenith (over head) than it does towards the horizon, this is because
The correct answer is: The sunlight travels a longer path at the horizon, resulting in more absorption
Two light sources are said to be coherent if they
The correct answer is: are of the same frequency & maintain a constant phase difference
Thin film interference is caused by interference after
The correct answer is: reflection, refraction
Which of the following are not true about interferences?
The correct answer is: Interference of two waves at a given location results in the formation of a new wave pattern which has smaller amplitude than either of the two interfering waves
Light reflects when it goes from air to water, this is because which of the following get smaller?
The correct answer is: wavelength, speed
In a young’s double slit experiment the centre of a bright fringe occurs wherever waves from the slits differ in the distance they travel by a multiple of
The correct answer is: a wavelength
In a young’s double slit experiment, the slit separation is doubled to maintain the same fringe spacing on the screen, the screen to slit distance D must be changed to
The correct answer is: 2D
You can see interference of light around you everyday in
The correct answer is: CDs, oil films
When the light wave enters into a medium of different optical density.
The correct answer is: its speed & wavelength change
Resolution can be improved by
The correct answer is: reducing wavelength, increasing the object size