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Light waves: Polarisation & Colour podcast

What is light?, The electromagnetic spectrum, Waves, Wave equations, Light as electromagnetic radiation, Polarisation, Colour, Colour addition, Colour subtraction, Interference & structural 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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Interference of two circular or spherical waves simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/index.html).

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Standing longitudinal waves simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt: (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html)

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Standing wave simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html)

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