Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 27 - Think and Discuss: 74


Green or white clothes. Magenta or black clothes.

Work Step by Step

The green clothes reflect green light (which is why they appear green), and would keep you cool. The magenta clothes absorb green light (magenta is the complement to green). When an object absorbs light, the light energy increases its temperature.
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