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Physics Zone: Lessons on Optics

 Name  Description  Type
Ray Tracing
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This lesson addresses how images are formed and what ray tracing is and how to do it. Animations & Explanation
Reflection off a Concave Mirror
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 This lesson shows an animation of light striking a concave mirror (converging) and explains the rules that concave mirrors follow.  Animation &
Explanation
Reflection off a Convex Mirror
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This lesson shows an animation of light striking a convex mirror (diverging) and explains the rules that concave mirrors follow.  Animation &
Explanation
Diverging Mirror Lab
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This interactive lab allows you to change the position of the object and see the immediate effect on the size and location of the image. Interactive Lab
(Java)
Index of refraction
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This lesson illustrates the concept of index of refraction, Snell's law, and critical angle. Slide Show
Converging Lens Ray Trace Lab This interactive lab allows you to change the height of the object and the focal point of the lens and immediately see the results in the ray trace. Allows practice of thin lens equation.  Created by Raman Pfaff. Interactive Lab
(Shockwave)
Converging Lens Image Lab
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This interactive lab allows you to change the position of the object and see the immediate effect on the size and location of the image. Interactive Lab
(Java)
Diverging Lens Lab
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This interactive lab allows you to change the position of the object and see the immediate effect on the size and location of the image. Interactive Lab
(Java)
The Eye and How it Works
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This lesson looks at several aspects of how we see what we do.  Images and Explanations
Optics Review
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A collection of multiple choice questions providing immediate feedback. Multiple Choice Practice