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The Physics

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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

Waves

Sound Waves and Music

Light Waves and Color

Reflection and the Ray Model of Light

Refraction and the Ray Model of Light

 

 

Lesson 1: Reflection and its Importance

a. The Role of Light to Sight

b. The Line of Sight

c. The Law of Reflection

d. Specular vs. Diffuse Reflection

 

 

Lesson 2: Image Formation in Plane Mirrors

a. Why is an Image Formed?

b. Image Characteristics for Plane Mirrors

c. Ray Diagrams for Plane Mirrors

d. What Portion of a Mirror is Required to View an Image?

e. Right Angle Mirrors

f. Other Multiple Mirror Systems

 

 

Lesson 3 : Concave Mirrors

a. The Anatomy of a Curved Mirror

b. Reflection of Light and Image Formation

c. Two Rules of Reflection for Concave Mirrors

d. Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors

e. Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors

f. The Mirror Equation - Concave Mirrors

g. Spherical Aberration

 

 

Lesson 4 : Convex Mirrors

a. Reflection of Light and Image Formation for Convex Mirrors

b. Ray Diagrams - Convex Mirrors

c. Image Characteristics for Convex Mirrors

d. The Mirror Equation - Convex Mirrors

 

 

 

 

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  Table of Contents

The Physics

Classroom

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

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity

Static Electricity

Current Electricity

Waves

Sound Waves and Music

Light Waves and Color

Reflection and the Ray Model of Light

Refraction and the Ray Model of Light

Lesson 1: Reflection and its Importance

  1. The Role of Light to Sight
  2. The Line of Sight
  3. The Law of Reflection
  4. Specular vs. Diffuse Reflection

 

Lesson 2: Image Formation in Plane Mirrors

  1. Why is an Image Formed?
  2. Image Characteristics for Plane Mirrors
  3. Ray Diagrams for Plane Mirrors
  4. What Portion of a Mirror is Required to View an Image?
  5. Right Angle Mirrors
  6. Other Multiple Mirror Systems


Lesson 3 : Concave Mirrors

  1. The Anatomy of a Curved Mirror
  2. Reflection of Light and Image Formation
  3. Two Rules of Reflection for Concave Mirrors
  4. Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors
  5. Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors
  6. The Mirror Equation - Concave Mirrors
  7. Spherical Aberration

     

 

Lesson 4 : Convex Mirrors

  1. Reflection of Light and Image Formation for Convex Mirrors
  2. Ray Diagrams - Convex Mirrors
  3. Image Characteristics for Convex Mirrors
  4. The Mirror Equation - Convex Mirrors

     

 

 


 
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