Problem: What determines the color of light? Describe the difference between red light and blue light.

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We are asked to answer what determines the color of light and describe the difference between red light and blue light.


Part A. What determines the color of light?


Recall that light was theorized by the physicists Max Planck and Albert Einstein to be made of small “packets” of electromagnetic energy.


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What determines the color of light? Describe the difference between red light and blue light.

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