Some examples of transparent objects include glass, cellophane, diamond and amber. Transparency is caused when light passes through a material without being scattered. It has application in many fields and is used both for function and aesthetical purposes.Continue Reading
The varied applications of the transparency in glass is most obvious in windows. Glass for functional objects such as cars, flashlights and microscopes also takes great advantage of the transparency of glass both for safety and aesthetical purposes. Marketers exploit the transparency of glass with bottles of products, such as juices and perfumes. Household objects such as cellophane and other plastics use transparency for functional purposes to help individuals identify what is inside a bag or wrapped up. Naturally occurring transparent gems such as diamonds have been used not only to create impressive beauty but also for practical, innovative applications in computer technology, thermo imaging and other fields. The transparency of amber, fossilized tree resin, makes it into a valued gem, but just as importantly it has allowed palaeontologists to make revolutionary fossil discoveries, including two mites discovered in northern Italy that were estimated to be over 230 million years old.
Transparent objects should not be confused with translucent objects, which transmit but diffuse the light that passes through them.Learn more about Optics & Waves
The majority of objects are opaque, which means you can't see through them. This is due to the fact that light can't pass through them. Examples of opaque objects include wood, gold, cement, metal, some types of colored plastic, vegetation and so on.Full Answer >
The moon and Earth are examples of non-luminous objects. Non-luminous objects become visible only when they reflect light produced by a luminous object. A luminous object, such as the sun, emits its own light, because it has its own source of energy.Full Answer >
Translucent materials allow light to pass through them, but they diffuse the light in a way that make objects on the opposite side appear blurred. Examples of translucent materials are frosted glass, oil paper, some plastics, ice and tissue paper.Full Answer >
Some examples of static friction between two substances or objects are: glass on glass, tire on concrete, tire on snow, tire on a wet surface and steel on steel. Friction is the force between two objects in contact with each other that will resist an attempt to move them. Static friction is the force that will resist the movement up until it is overcome by a greater force and the motion occurs.Full Answer >