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Light waves and optics
Light waves and optics
1.
Light Waves
2. Geometric Optics
1.Electromagnetic waves and interference
Light can seem mysterious. What is light made out of? What causes color? How do 3D movies work? Learn about some of the mysterious properties of light in these tutorials.
Introduction to electromagnetic waves
Light: Electromagnetic waves, the electromagnetic spectrum and photons
Electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
Polarization of light, linear and circular
Interference of electromagnetic waves
Constructive and Destructive interference
Young's double slit introduction
Young's double slit equation
Young's double slit problem solving
Diffraction grating
Single slit interference
More on single slit interference
Thin Film Interference part 1
Thin Film Interference part 2
2.Geometric optics
Light waves can be bent and reflected to form new and sometimes altered images. Understanding how light rays can be manipulated allows us to create better contact lenses, fiber optic cables, and high powered telescopes.
Reflection and refraction
Specular and diffuse reflection
Specular and diffuse reflection 2
Refraction and Snell's law
Refraction in water
Snell's law example 1
Snell's law example 2
Total internal reflection
Dispersion
Mirrors
Virtual image
Parabolic mirrors and real images
Parabolic mirrors 2
Convex parabolic mirrors
Derivation of the mirror equation
Mirror equation example problems
Lenses
Convex lenses
Convex lens examples
Concave lenses
Object image and focal distance relationship (proof of formula)
Object image height and distance relationship
Thin lens equation and problem solving
Multiple lens systems
Diopters, Aberration, and the Human Eye
World of Knowledge
Math
Algebra Basics
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Trigonometry
Probability and statistics
Precalculus
Differential Calculus
Integral Calculus
Multivariable Calculus
Differential Equations
cosmology and astronomy
Linear Algebra
Newspapers
Magazines
Financial News
Español