Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 26 - Think and Explain: 67

Answer

Rods respond better to dim light than cones do.

Work Step by Step

Rods take care of seeing in low-light conditions. The part of the retina that contains the most rods is on the side of the fovea. So, don't look directly at the dim object, but off to the side. This is discussed on pages 496-498.
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