Weeks 11 – 12: Making connections

Our Tuesday class information can be found here. Items below in bold are due by midnight that day but can/should? be done earlier.

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post photo
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share progress
read Perusall
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revisit Newton in Perusall
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post photo
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Perusall – Newton!
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Weeks 11-12 due dates

We have footholds: We have, with some agreement from Newton, a story about what white light is. We have, thanks to our clever work, a story about what filters do to light (they absorb light and – perhaps through a series of collisions – turn that light into heat). And we have a story that the color you see has to do with what light reaches your eye. But what is the relationship between what light is present and what you perceive?

  1. As always, be working to make sense of color! this two week section is going to focus in particular on what we SEE – how do the light rays that reach our eye determine the colors we see?
  2. We’re going to critique Newton – which of his ideas hold up and which ones can we disprove?

And, as always, be keeping track in your notebook; including notes, thoughts, etc. from class on Tuesday.