Physics Concepts

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Physics Concepts
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2011-08-13 23:12:50
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  1. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 87
    The wave behavior of light is proven by diffraction, interference and the polarization of light.
  2. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 88
    The particle behavior of light is proven by the photoelectric effect.
  3. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 89
    The electromagnetic spectrum (radio, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma rays) is listed from lowest frequency to highest (longer to smaller wavelength).
  4. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 90
    The range of wavelengths for visible light goes from 400 nm for violet to 700 bm for red.
  5. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 91
    All angles in reflection and refraction are measured with respect to the normal.
  6. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 92
    At the critical angle a wave will be refracted to 90 degress.
  7. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 93
    Total internal reflection occurs at angles greater than the critical angle.
  8. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 94
    Light rays bend away from the normal as they enter a lower index of refraction medium while the frequency remains constant.
  9. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 95
    Light bends toward the normal and has a shorter wavelength when it enters a higher index of refraction medium while the frequency remains constant.
  10. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 96
    In Young's double-slit experiment interference and diffraction account for the production of bright and dark fringes.
  11. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 97
    Single slit diffraction produces a mcuh wider central maximum than double slit.
  12. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 98
    Waves in phase undergo constructive interference; waves out of phase (1/2λ) will undergo destructive interference.
  13. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 99
    When light reflects from a medium with higher index of refraction than that of the medium in which it is traveling, a 180o phase change (1/2λ) occurs.
  14. Geometrical and Physical Optics: 100
    For a single optical device, real images are always inverted and virtual images are always upright.

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