Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 29 - Think and Explain: 41

Answer

Refraction: rainbow. Selective reflection: flower petals. Thin-film interference: soap bubbles.

Work Step by Step

The role of refraction and internal reflection in the formation of a rainbow is discussed on pages 529-531. The role of selective reflection in making flower petals appear as they do is discussed on pages 505-506. The role of interference in explaining the iridescence of soap bubbles is discussed on pages 553-554.
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