Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 26 - Think and Explain: 68

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Rods respond better to dim light than cones do. Usually, moonlight is too dim to stimulate the cones in the eye. Rods take care of seeing in low-light conditions, and are not sensitive to color. Cones are packed more tightly than rods, and are sensitive to finer detail, and to color. This is discussed on pages 496-498.
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