6 Optics

Large concave mirror - Video

Catalog: 
6A20.31
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Hold a candle and other objects at the center of curvature of a large concave mirror.

Impossible triangles - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6J11.50
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :An optical illusion that depends on viewing angle.

Corner reflection - Video

Catalog: 
6A10.30
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Look at your image in a corner cube.

Single Slit and Laser

ASU copyright
Catalog: 
6C10.10
Location: 
Ga2
Shine a laser beam through slits of various sizes.

Disappearing eye dropper - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6A40.30
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Place an eyedropper in a liquid with an index of refraction matched to the glass.

Polaroid's on the overhead - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6H10.10 C
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Two polaroid sheets are partially overlapped while aligned and at 90 degrees.

Parity reversal in a mirror - Video

Catalog: 
6A10.37
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :View a Cartesian coordinate system in a mirror.

Single Slit Diffraction

Hole pattern. ASU copyright
Catalog: 
6C10.10B
Location: 
Ga2
PASCO OS 8523 Single Slit Disk. Diffraction of a laser beam through a rotation disk that shows:
4single slits
1 variable slit
1 square pattern
1 hexagonal pattern
1 random opaque hole pattern
1 random hole pattern
1 opaque line
1 slit/line comparison
2 circular apertures.

Refraction/reflection from plastic-Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6A42.12
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Rotate a rectangle of plastic in a single beam of light.

Critical Angle in Swimming Pool - Video

Catalog: 
6A44.20D
Location: 
3_1
Cinema Classics: Refraction: Light - Swimming Pool. Underwater camera views woman sitting by the pool with her feet in the water. At first you see all of her but as the angle changes only her feet can be seen accompanied by a set of inverted feet. Ray diagrams explain the phenomena.

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