Incident Light

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Incident Light

Postby 405289292 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:17 pm

What is incident light? I saw it in one of the post-assessment problems and don't know a term that is synonymous with it, especially because I don't remember it ever being said in the video.

Marty Hockey
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Re: Incident Light

Postby Marty Hockey » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:57 pm

Incident light can be reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through a sample. The way the incident light changes during an interaction with a sample is characteristic of the substance and can be measured by a spectrometer.

Lelija Kazlauskas 3J
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Re: Incident Light

Postby Lelija Kazlauskas 3J » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:15 pm

Incident light is light that falls upon an object. For example, if you were to shine a flashlight upon a mirror, the light coming from the flashlight is the incident light, while the subsequent light created from the mirror is reflected light.

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