Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 27 - Think and Discuss: 77



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The “light algebra” is correct. The magenta paint absorbs green light, and the yellow paint absorbs blue light (the paints absorb their respective complementary colors). White light - green light - blue light = red light. This is supported by experiments, too: yellow paint plus magenta paint does give a red paint.
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