Scattering, Part 2

  • Due Dec 8, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Dec 8, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
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• Scattering is a deflection of the light, absorption is an elimination of light, and extinction is the combination of the two for transmitted light.
• Extinction exponentially reduces the intensity of light of transmitted light (Beer’s Law).
• Extinction can lead to cast and form shadows.
• Rayleigh scattering is strong in the forward and backward directions, weak to the sides.
• Mie scattering is strongest in the forward direction and weakest in the backward.
• Multiple scattering makes diffuse beams.
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