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Light_dispersion_conceptual_waves.gif(640 × 480 pixels, file size: 1.14 MB, MIME type: image/gif, looped, 90 frames, 4.5 s)

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English: Schematic animation of a continuous beam of light being dispersed by a prism. The white beam represents many wavelengths of visible light, of which 7 are shown, as they travel through a vacuum with equal speeds c. The prism causes the light to slow down, which bends its path by the process of refraction. This effect occurs more strongly in the shorter wavelengths (violet end) than in the longer wavelengths (red end), thereby dispersing the constituents. As exiting the prism, each component returns to the same original speed and is refracted again.
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current17:09, 6 April 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:09, 6 April 2010640 × 480 (1.14 MB)KalkiReverted to version as of 04:14, 27 February 2008
17:07, 6 April 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:07, 6 April 2010640 × 480 (1.17 MB)KalkiReverted to version as of 03:31, 27 February 2008
04:14, 27 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 04:14, 27 February 2008640 × 480 (1.14 MB)LucasVB
03:31, 27 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 03:31, 27 February 2008640 × 480 (1.17 MB)LucasVB{{Information |Description=Copnceptual animation of dispersion of light in a prism. Using waves. |Source=self-made |Date=2008-02-27 |Author= Lucas V. Barbosa (aka Kieff) |Permission=Public domain |other_versions=Light_dispersion_conceptual.
04:10, 24 December 2007Thumbnail for version as of 04:10, 24 December 2007640 × 480 (348 KB)LucasVB{{Information |Description=Dispersion of light inside a prism. Now with waves. |Source=Self |Date=2007-12-24 |Author=Lucas V. Barbosa |Permission=Public Domain |other_versions=Image:Light_dispersion_conceptual.gif }}

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