Light Basics and Geometrical Optics
 

 

This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about uniform circular motion. It is meant as a  prep for class. More detailed notes and examples are given in the class notes, presentations, and demonstrations. See the links below.

Table of Contents

   
   
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Objectives
Students will be able to:

Page Description
  Light as a wave or particle
1 The duality of light
1 Lite Light Facts
2 Light Behaviors
2 Law of Reflection
2 Waves
2 Light Spectrum
3 Index of Refraction
3 Refraction
3 Critical Angle
4 Ray Tracing Vocabulary
4 Ray Tracing: Concave Mirrors
4 RayTracing:Convex Mirrors
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)