Your friend says that more patterns and colors can be seen on the wings of birds if viewed in ultraviolet light. Would you agree with your friend? Explain your answer.
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For detecting any object using electromagnetic waves, the dimension of the object must be greater than or equal to the wavelength of the wave. If the object’s dimension is less than that of the electromagnetic wave, then it will bend around that object and the object will not get detected.
Yes I would agree with my friend. Feathers of birds are made up of many fine and small hair like structures. These structures can interact with ultraviolet radiation as they have smaller wavelength than the visible light. So, in ultraviolet light gives some more colors to the feathers.
Textbook: College Physics
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
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