AP 2: Optics

Optics Lessons / Tutorials: Click here for Ms. Twu's Notes for spherical mirrors and thin lenses

Optics: page 1 (Optics 1 to 5: EM spectrum, reflection, refraction, dispersion, rainbow)

Optics: page 2 (Optics 6 to 10: Refraction, critical angle, total internal reflection)

Optics: page 3 (Optics 11 to 16: Concave and convex mirrors)

Optics: page 4 (Optics 17 to 24: Converging and diverging lenses, multiple-choice questions)

Index of Refraction Lab (using semi-circular tray)

Ray Tracing Lab: Reflection and Refraction: Long Version

Ray Tracing Lab: Reflection and Refraction: Short Version

Thin Lenses Lab and Thin lenses Lab: explanation for Part II: Diverging Lens

    • AP Physics 2: Optics 1: Electromagnetic Wave Spectrum:
    • AP Physics 2: Optics 2: Ray Model, Geometric Optics,and Specular & Diffuse Reflection
    • AP Physics 2: Optics 4: Index of Refraction and Law of Refraction - Snell’s Law
        • Index of Refraction: Disappearing Glass and Disappearing Gel, 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH1S83Bkttw
        • The vegetable oil (with a little bit of baby oil) has the same index of refraction as Pyrex glass (n = 1.4744), so light can go from oil to Pyrex glass and from Pyrex glass to oil without the kind of bending normally caused by refraction. That’s why Pyrex glass can “disappear” in the oil.
        • The “Jello” trick is kind of like the effect we would get when we wet frosted glass. Flat smooth glass is clear and see-through. Frosted glass has an uneven surface causing light to bend in all kinds of directions and therefore hard for us to see what’s on the other side of the glass. When frosted glass gets wet, its surface gets smooth, therefore allowing us to see the other side. Because water does not have the same index of refraction as glass, so the effect is not as clear as the demo in this video. The “Jello” in this demo video has the same index of refraction as water, so the “Jello” can “disappear” in water.
    • AP Physics 2: Optics 5: Dispersion Prism and Rainbow

Optics Lessons / Tutorials: Click here for Ms. Twu's Notes for spherical mirrors and thin lenses

Optics: page 1 (Optics 1 to 5: EM spectrum, reflection, refraction, dispersion, rainbow)

Optics: page 2 (Optics 6 to 10: Refraction, critical angle, total internal reflection)

Optics: page 3 (Optics 11 to 16: Concave and convex mirrors)

Optics: page 4 (Optics 17 to 24: Converging and diverging lenses, multiple-choice questions)

Index of Refraction Lab (using semi-circular tray)

Ray Tracing Lab: Reflection and Refraction: Long Version

Ray Tracing Lab: Reflection and Refraction: Short Version

Thin Lenses Lab and Thin lenses Lab: explanation for Part II: Diverging Lens

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