Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 31 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20


Active observing is a process where probing occurs: energy is given to or taken from the system. For example, shining light on something would be considered active observing. This affects the system that is being observed. Passive observation does not affect/change what is looked at.

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