Chapter 1: Problem 9...Radiation from reading?


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Chapter 1: Problem 9...Radiation from reading?

Postby dstemp » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:35 pm

I was attempting to fill out the table, but I was unsure of what type of radiation would be involved with reading (x-ray, suntan, and microwave are all a little more straightforward). Would reading simply be in the "visible light" category?

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Re: Chapter 1: Problem 9...Radiation from reading?

Postby Minie 1G » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:03 pm

Yes, I think you're right. I mean, would you want to (or could you) read under either UV or infrared light rays? They aren't even visible to the human eye.

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Re: Chapter 1: Problem 9...Radiation from reading?

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:38 pm

The visible spectrum is called as such because the only light that we can see with our eyes falls within this very narrow band of wavelengths (700nm-400nm). Any other light, such as UV and microwave and x-rays can't be seen by the human eye. So if you were reading something with your eyes that would naturally involve light only in the visible band.

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Re: Chapter 1: Problem 9...Radiation from reading?

Postby dstemp » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:55 am

Thank you, that makes perfect sense, and helps clarify the spectrum for me.


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