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This Exploratorium site provides an explanation of how soap films produce color bands. Wave interference is used to explain the colors observed without mathematics. Photos illustrate the phenomenon and drawings help make the explanation clear.
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- Color
- Interference
= Thin Films
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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Keywords: Soap film, cancel, cancellation, reinforce, superposition, wavelength
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 18, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Jun 19, 2008 by Ed Lee
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Bubble Colors. (n.d.). Retrieved June 13, 2024, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Bubble Colors. San Francisco: Exploratorium. (accessed 13 June 2024).
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Bubble Colors. San Francisco: Exploratorium. 13 June 2024 <>.
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