Tag Archives: Optics

A Real Image – Exploratorium

A tour guide demonstrates a giant concave mirror that creates a perfect image.

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Optics & vision podcast

The human eye, Near point, Lens power, Short sightedness (Myopia), Long sightedness (Hypermetropia), Using lenses Download the notes. Download the video.

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Lenses podcast

Refraction, Converging lens, Diverging lens, Images in convex (converging) lenses, The human eye, Images in concave (diverging) lenses, The lens & mirror equation, Image formation – summary Download the notes. Download the video.

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Mirrors podcast

Reflection – formation of images, Reflection in concave mirrors, Reflection in convex mirrors, The lens & mirror equation Download the notes. Download the video.

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Reflection and Refraction of Light Waves (Explanation by Huygens’ Principle)

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de)

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Reflection & refraction podcast

Reflection, Formation of images, Refraction, Refractive index, Snell’s law, Total internal refraction , Critical angle, Apparent depth, Dispersion of colour Download the notes. Download the video.

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PhET – Bending of light simulation

Explore bending of light between two media with different indices of refraction. See how changing from air to water to glass changes the bending angle. Play with prisms of different shapes and make rainbows. Click to Run An essential for … Continue reading

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PhET – Geometric optics simulation

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