does heat effect light

Status
Not open for further replies.
G

Gajbhiye_Akash

Guest
whenever we see a hot body or something burning we can see a shaking background. it is because licht changes it path while crossing that hot region.like gravatational feild effect light. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font size="3" color="#0000ff">E=MC^2</font></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p> </div>
 
W

why06

Guest
<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>whenever we see a hot body or something burning we can see a shaking background. it is because licht changes it path while crossing that hot region.like gravatational feild effect light. <br /> Posted by Gajbhiye_Akash</DIV></p><p>Actually that has to do with polarization. </p><p>//I'm a little pressed for time to go into more detail, maybe the others will follow it up. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div>________________________________________ <br /></div><div><ul><li><font color="#008000"><em>your move...</em></font></li></ul></div> </div>
 
D

DrRocket

Guest
<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>whenever we see a hot body or something burning we can see a shaking background. it is because licht changes it path while crossing that hot region.like gravatational feild effect light. <br />Posted by Gajbhiye_Akash</DIV></p><p>What you are talking about is basically the same physics tha produces a mirage, refraction by air and variation&nbsp;in refractive index with density.</p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirage</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
C

centsworth_II

Guest
<font color="#333399"><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>whenever we see a hot body or something burning we can see a shaking background.<br /> Posted by Gajbhiye_Akash</DIV></font><br />It's similar to the effect of ripples on a pool surface that causes shimmering distortions. In the case of the pool, the light is distorted by the varying angles between the water surface and the air.&nbsp; In the case of the hot body, the distortions are caused by the varying angles between rippled layers of air of different temperatures. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY