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English physicist who wrote the book Optiks, in which he proposed the particle theory of light

Isaac Newton

Dutch physicist who proposed the wave theory of light

Christian Huygens

Scottish physicist who discovered that light consists of electromagnetic waves

James Clerk Maxwell

German physicist who demonstrated the existence or radio waves

Heinrich Hertz

The additive primary colors of light are red, green, and ____.

Blue

A dual wave that consists of an electric field and a magnetic field oscillating together is an ____ wave.

Electromagnetic

A mixture of all the colors of light is perceived by our eyes as _____.

White

Electromagnetic waves that our eyes can perceive are called ____.

Visible light

Light is said to consist of tiny bundles or "packets" of energy called ____.

Photons

The theory that light has a dual nature, with characteristics of both particles and waves, is the _____ theory of light.

Quantum