Unit 14 Packet

Regular Physics


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Objective 1

What? Change Direction and Speed? Lab

Refraction of Light

 

Objective 2

Least Time Principle Lab

Snell's Law

Index of Refraction Lab

Index of Refraction

 

Objective 4

Total Internal Reflection

Critical Angles

 

Objective 5

Lenses

 

Objective 6

Ray Diagrams - Converging Lenses

Ray Diagrams - Diverging Lenses

 

Objective 8

Optical Instruments

 

 


What? Change Direction and Speed? Lab (pp. 1-2)

The Broken Pencil

The Marching Soldiers

The Tractor-Light Analogy

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Refraction of Light (pp. 3-4)

#1 Definition of Refraction

#2 Angles of Incidence and Refraction

#3 Boundary Behavior

#4 The Secret of the Archer Fish

#5 Optical Density and Speed

#6 - #8 Direction of Bending

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Least Time Principle Lab (pp. 5-6)

Wave Speed and Refraction

Wave Speed and Direction of Bending

Mathematical Relationships for Refraction

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Snell's Law (pp. 7-8)

#1 Snell's Law

Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

#2 Direction of Bending

#3 Direction of Bending

#4 Direction of Bending and the Angle of Refraction

#5 Determination of n Values

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Index of Refraction Lab (pp. 9-12)

Measuring Angles of Incidence and Refraction

Snell's Law

Determination of n Values

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Index of Refraction (pp. 13-14)

#1 Determination of n Values

#2 Determination of n Values

#3 Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

#4 Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

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Total Internal Reflection (pp. 15-16)

#1 - #4 Refraction and the Direction of Bending

#5 - #7 Varying Intensities of the Refracted and Reflected Rays

#8 - #9 Conditions for Total Internal Reflection

#10 - #11 Critical Angle Definition

#12 Conditions for Total Internal Reflection

#13 Critical Angle Calculation

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Critical Angle (pp. 17-18)

#1 Direction of Bending and the Angle of Refraction

#2 Derivation of Critical Angle Equation

#3 Critical Angle Calculation

#4 Critical Angle Definition and Total Internal Reflection

#5 Snell's Law and Total Internal Reflection

#6 - #7 Critical Angle Calculation

#8 Critical Angle Calculation and The Law of Reflection

#9 The Sparkle of Diamonds

#10 The Secret of the Archer Fish

Critical Angle and Total Internal Reflection

The Law of Reflection

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Lenses (pp. 19-20)

#1 and #2 Converging vs. Diverging Lens

#3 amd #4 Refraction by Lenses

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Ray Diagrams - Converging Lenses (pp. 21-22)

Ray Diagrams for Converging Lenses
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Ray Diagrams - Diverging Lenses (pp. 23)

Ray Diagrams for Diverging Lenses
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Optical Instruments (pp. 25-26)

#1 The Anatomy of the Eye

#2 Ciliary Muscles

#3 Hyperopia and Myopia

#4 and #5 Myopia - Nature of Problem and its Correction

#6 and #7 Hyperopia - Nature of Problem and its Correction

#8 Astigmatism

#9 Binoculars vs. Telescopes

#10 and #11 Ray Diagram for Microscope

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Supplementary Challenges

See answers and accompanying solutions to all odd-numbered problems.



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