Interactions of light

by Flavia De Noaves

transparent


  • 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.
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Translucent

  • 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.

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Opaque

  • 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.

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