Explain how spectrum is formed.
When white light passes through a glass prism, it spreads out into a band of different colours called the spectrum of light.
- When white light is dispersed into seven colours by a glass prism, different colours bend through different angles with respect to the incident ray.
- The sequence of colours given by the prism is Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red.
- Of the seven colours, red light bends the least, while violet light bends the most. So, the rays of each colour emerge along different paths and appear distinct. Hence, we get a spectrum of seven different colours.
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Solution Explain How Spectrum is Formed. Concept: Refraction of Light - Refraction of Light Through a Glass Block and a Triangular Prism.