Subject: Why isn't violet cooler than red since it reflect more energy?
Date: Sun Dec 1 14:35:21 2002
Posted by Erik
Grade level: 7-9
School: Middle School
City: No city entered. State/Province: No state entered.
Area of science: Physics
If I put identical red and violet(or blue)objects in the sun and measure their
surface temperature, the violet one is always hotter. But the color we see is
the color that is reflected, and violet has more energy than red. So if violet
objects are reflecting more energy (thus absorbing less) why aren't they cooler
rather than hotter (and vice versa with red objects)? Erik
Re: Why isn't violet cooler than red since it reflect more energy?
Current Queue |
Current Queue for Physics |
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Physics.
MadSci Home | Information |
Random Knowledge Generator |
MadSci Archives |
Mad Library | MAD Labs |
MAD FAQs |
Ask a ? |
Join Us! |
Help Support MadSci
© 1995-2002. All rights reserved.