6A Geometrical Optics

Three prism stack - Video

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Catalog: 
6A42.51
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :A stack of three prisms of different glass, and index of refraction, shows different refraction and dispersion.

Spherical aberration in a mirror - Video

Catalog: 
6A20.20
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Shine parallel rays at spherical and parabolic mirror elements, noting the difference in aberration.

Critical angle/total internal refl.-Video

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Catalog: 
6A44.20B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Shine a beam through the side of a tank containing fluorscein. Rotate a mirror in the tank so the beam passes through the critical angle.

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.

Light Pipes - Video

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Catalog: 
6A44.40C
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Shine a laser into a curved plastic rod.

Disappearing eye dropper - Video

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

Optical path in fibers - Video

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Catalog: 
6A44.41
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Shine a laser down a bent rectangular bar.

Refraction/reflection from plastic-Video

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

Laser waterfall - Video

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Catalog: 
6A44.45
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Shine a laser down the center of a nozzle and it follows the water stream.

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