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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

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: Refraction at a Boundary

a. Boundary Behavior

b. Refraction and Sight

c. The Cause of Refraction

d. Optical Density and Light Speed

e. The Direction of Bending

f. If I Were an Archer Fish

 

 

Lesson 2: The Mathematics of Refraction

a. The Angle of Refraction

b. Snell's Law

c. Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

d. Determination of n Values

 

Lesson 3: Total Internal Reflection

a. Boundary Behavior Revisited

b. Total Internal Reflection

c. The Critical Angle

 

 

Lesson 4: Interesting Refraction Phenomena

a. Dispersion of Light by a Prism

b. Rainbow Formation

c. Mirages

 

 

Lesson 5: Image Formation by Lenses

a. The Anatomy of a Lens

b. Refraction by Lenses

c. Image Formation Revisited

d. Converging Lenses

Ray Diagrams

Object-Image Relations

e. Diverging Lenses

Ray Diagrams

Object-Image Relations

f. The Mathematics of Lenses

 

 

Lesson 6: The Eye

a. The Anatomy of the Eye

b. Image Formation and Detection

c. The Wonder of Accomodation

d. Farsightedness and its Correction

e. Nearsightedness and its Correction

 

 

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