I love talking about the electromagnetic spectrum. There is so much more to it than visible light... and electromagnetic radiation is so darned useful.

Schemochromes: the physics of structural plumage colors

I love talking about the electromagnetic spectrum. There is so much more to it than visible light... and electromagnetic radiation is so darned useful.

The visible spectrum

The visible spectrum

You know more about the electromagnetic spectrum than you may think. The image below shows where you might encounter each portion of the EM ...

You know more about the electromagnetic spectrum than you may think. The image below shows where you might encounter each portion of the EM ...

How to Remember the Order of the Visible Light / Color Spectrum. Meet Mr. Roy G. Biv. * roygbiv *

How to Remember the Rainbow and Order of the Visible Light and Color Spectrum - roygbiv

How to Remember the Order of the Visible Light / Color Spectrum. Meet Mr. Roy G. Biv. * roygbiv *

Sometimes I try to picture what everything would look like if the whole spectrum were compressed into the visible spectrum.  Also sometimes I try to picture your sister naked.

Sometimes I try to picture what everything would look like if the whole spectrum were compressed into the visible spectrum. Also sometimes I try to picture your sister naked.

yes.....a black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes.....it's mysterious, beautiful, complex just like the heart....and the human condition......

yes.....a black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes.....it's mysterious, beautiful, complex just like the heart....and the human condition......

How to and Best Way to Remember the Order of the Visible Light / Color Spectrum - Meet Mr. Roy G. Biv -  roygbiv

How to Remember the Rainbow and Order of the Visible Light and Color Spectrum - roygbiv

How to and Best Way to Remember the Order of the Visible Light / Color Spectrum - Meet Mr. Roy G. Biv - roygbiv

A prism will separate sun light into the various light waves.  Newton named this display of colors a spectrum which is Latin for phantom or apparition

A prism will separate sun light into the various light waves. Newton named this display of colors a spectrum which is Latin for phantom or apparition

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