Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 28 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20

Answer

A particular viewer sees a single color from a single faraway drop.

Work Step by Step

Though each single raindrop disperses a spectrum of colors, only a tiny sliver of that droplet's spectrum (i.e., one color) reaches the eye of a distant viewer. This is discussed on page 529, and illustrated in Figure 28.32.
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