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Jack O'Lanterns and integrating spheres: Halloween physics

Whitehead, Lorne A.; Mossman, Michele A.

Although photometry, the measurement of the intensity and distribution of visible light, is important in many areas, most undergraduate physics courses do not include this topic. We present a simple introduction to key concepts in photometry, and as a fun example, we investigate the optics of a Jack O'Lantern.

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