Interactions of light
by Flavia De Noaves
- Materials that can freely transmit all light through are known as transparent
- Transparent material are materials that allow light straight through them.
- Examples: glass, water, air.
Translucent materials transmit only part of the light. some light passes through, but some does not.
You can see through materials although not as clearly; the image will be fuzzy or distorted somehow
Examples: frosted glass, tissue, some types of plastic.
Opaque materials do not only allow any light to be transmitted through them.
This would be any type of material or object that you cannot see through
Examples: wall, floor, table.