Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 27 - Think and Explain: 36

Answer

Black isn't a color; it is what results when there is no light. To a scientist, white is the combination of all the other colors of visible light.

Work Step by Step

There isn't a narrow band of frequencies and wavelengths that correspond to white, so it isn't a color in the same way that red is a color, for example.
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