6 Optics

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.

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.

Small refraction tank - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6A42.43B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Position a lamp in an opaque tank so the filament cannot be seen, then add water until the light from the filament is seen over the edge of the tank.

Reflective Hologram of Pig

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6A20.35
Location: 
Fa4
A plastic pig rests between two concave mirrors and projects and image that appears to be the real thing. Moving slightly to the side it goes away.

Multiple Slit and laser

There are several patterns to choose from. ASU copyright
Catalog: 
6C10.15C
Location: 
Ga2
PASCO 8523 multiple slit set has many variations of multiple slit themes on a disk. The disk is rotated before a laser to show:
4 double slits
1 variable slit
4 comparisons of single/double slits of same width
double/double slits
double triple slits
set of 4 multiple slits (2,3,4,5 slits)

Real image formation - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6A60.30
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :With a source and screen at the ends of a long optical bench, show the two positions a lens will produce an image.

Energy at a focal point - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6A20.60A
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Remove the projection head of an overhead projector and hold a piece of paper at the focal point until it bursts into flame.

Polaroids on an Optical Bench

demonstration image
Catalog: 
6H10.101
Location: 
Gc2
Demonstrates polarization of light using 2 or 3 Polaroid films mounted on an optical bench.

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