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Problem 32.3: Which animation represents which color?

Animation 1

Animation 2

Animation 3

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

Three animations represent traveling electromagnetic waves in the z direction. You can click-drag to the right or left to rotate the animations about the z axis. Click-drag up or down to rotate in the xy plane. Restart. If green light, red light, and violet light are represented by the three animations, which of the animations represents which color?

Problem authored by Melissa Dancy and Wolfgang Christian.

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