Lab Report #4:
The purpose of our experiment was to become familiar with the light spectrum
and to use known spectra to calibrate a spectrometer. The spectrometer was calibrated,
and while looking at different light objects data was collected.
First the observed data was recorded. For blue light data ranged from 510 nm
(nanometer) – 560 nm. Green light data was 570 nm – 660 nm. Data for yellow light
was 640 nm – 660 nm. Red light data was around 700 nm – 790 nm. All these values
are observed; these values had to be corrected by using the equation attained from
spectrometer calibration: y=1.0652x+26.071 . The results show that it is possible to
use known spectra to calibrate a spectrometer. Also, the goal of becoming familiarized
with the light spectrum was accomplished. However, this experiment was not flawless.
Clearly the wavelength values given abo