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Question 1: These effects are treated by the ________.
Fresnel equationsRefractive indexAnti-reflective coatingSpecular reflection

Question 2: Young's famous ________ showed that light followed the law of superposition, something normal particles do not follow.
Wave–particle dualityDouble-slit experimentQuantum mechanicsIntroduction to quantum mechanics

Question 3: For example, this is the case with macroscopic crystals of ________, which present the viewer with two offset, orthogonally polarized images of whatever is viewed through them.
CarbonCalcium carbonateAragoniteCalcite

Question 4: The earliest known working telescopes were ________, a type which relies entirely on lenses for magnification.
Optical telescopeLens (optics)Chromatic aberrationRefracting telescope

Question 5: Scattering off of ice crystals and other particles in the atmosphere are responsible for halos, afterglows, coronas, rays of sunlight, and ________.
Sun dogMarsSaturnVädersolstavlan

Question 6: Rainbows and ________ are examples of optical phenomena.
EarthSunMirageGreen flash

Question 7: Electronic ________, such as CCDs, exhibit shot noise corresponding to the statistics of individual photon events.
Digital single-lens reflex cameraNikon D3Canon EOS 5D Mark IIImage sensor

Question 8: A small proportion of light scattering from atoms or molecules may undergo ________, wherein the frequency changes due to excitation of the atoms and molecules.
Raman scatteringRaman spectroscopyResonance Raman spectroscopyPhoton

Question 9: Optical polarization is principally of importance in ________ due to circular dichroism and optical rotation ("circular birefringence") exhibited by optically active (chiral) molecules.
ElectrochemistryPeriodic tableChemistryInorganic chemistry

Question 10: This results in ________ and a decrease in the amplitude of the wave, which for light is associated with a dimming of the waveform at that location.
Schrödinger equationQuantum mechanicsInterference (wave propagation)Introduction to quantum mechanics


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