posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:51 PM
I can't recall all the physics involved in the prism but some of the factors are
frequency of the light and speed of the light. Also the medium in which the light
passes and the rules of refraction that govern the passage through different
mediums. Also the geometry of the prism seems to cause the color separation.
The medium and geometry seem to cause separation showing the frequencies
of light. The speed of light changes in the medium according to theory.
Everything seems to be in order and there might be more detail in physics as
to how all combine. Getting either end of the spectrum by the edge effect
seems to be OK.
ED: Oops in my first post I said colors were slower as this might be the
impression but the color frequency not the medium speed is the factor.
So some how at the prism refractions the colors are made to appear.
Still the basic stuff and the OP experiment still has the working at the
edge for another effect.
edit on 9/26/2011 by TeslaandLyne because: (no reason given)