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The Physics


1-D Kinematics

Newton's Laws

Vectors - Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions

Momentum and Its Conservation

Work, Energy, and Power

Circular Motion and Planetary Motion

Static Electricity

Current Electricity


Sound Waves and Music

Light Waves and Color

Reflection and the Ray Model of Light

Refraction and the Ray Model of Light



Lesson 1: How Do We Know Light is a Wave?

a. Wave-like Behaviors of Light

b. Two Point Source Interference

c. Thin Film Interference

d. Polarization


Lesson 2: Color and Vision

a. The Electromagnetic and Visible Spectra

b. Visible Light and the Eye's Response

c. Light Absorbtion, Reflection, and Transmission

d. Color Addition

e. Color Subtraction

f. Blue Skies and Red Sunsets


Lesson 3: Mathematics of Two-Point Source Interference

a. Anatomy of a Two-Point Source Interference Pattern

b. The Path Difference

c. Young's Equation

d. Young's Experiment

e. Other Applications of Two Point Source Interference



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