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Geometrical Optics


N1-21: COLOR SEPARATION AND RECOMBINATION BY PRISMS

Purpose: Show how a prism can recombine previously dispersed white light.

N1-09: COMPLEMENTARY SPECTRUM

Purpose: Display the spectrum of a "negative" slit.

N1-08: GOETHE'S PUZZLE

Purpose: Show the view of a slide through a prism and argue about color theory.

N1-06: POLYPRISM SPECTRA

Purpose: Demonstrate continuous spectra with several different types of glass.

N1-03: PRISMATIC SPECTRUM OF WHITE LIGHT - WATER PRISM

Purpose: Demonstrate continuous spectrum using water as the dispersing medium.

O1-23: ASTIGMATISM - ON AXIS

Purpose: Demonstrate on-axis astigmatism.

N1-01: PRISMATIC SPECTRUM OF WHITE LIGHT - POINT SOURCE

Purpose: Demonstrate continuous spectrum

O1-02: EYE OPTICS MODEL - INDIVIDUAL VIEWING

Purpose: Show inversion of the image on the retina by the eyelens.

L4-22: MIRAGE - LASER AND HOT WIRE

Category: L4 Refraction

Purpose: Demonstrate how an optical mirage is created

E2-21: PHASES OF THE MOON

Category: E2 Astronomy

Purpose: Show the relationship between the phases of the moon and the relative earth-sun-moon positions.

L6-10: IMAGE LOCATION WITH TV CAMERA - LENS

Category: L6 Lenses

Purpose: Locate both real and virtual images of a convex lens

H2-11: SOUND LENS

Purpose: Demonstrate focusing of sound by refraction in a sound lens

L3-21: LIGHT BULB AND PARABOLIC MIRROR

Category: L3 Curved Mirrors

Purpose: Optical illusion with real image of a concave mirror

L2-61: MIRROR TILES WITH LIGHT BULB

Category: L2 Plane Mirrors

Purpose: Show multiple reflections using two mirrors

L2-24: PARTIALLY SILVERED CYLINDER

Category: L2 Plane Mirrors

Purpose: Demonstrate Partially Silvered Surfaces

M5-02: LASER DIFFRACTION - MESHES

Purpose: Illustrate two-dimensional diffraction patterns

L1-04: POINT SOURCE - FLASHLIGHT BULB

Purpose: Demonstrate optical characteristics of a "point source"

L7-16: GALILEOSCOPE

Purpose: Demonstrate optics of a telescope

O1-01: EYE MODEL - OPTICS

Purpose: Demonstrates optics of the eye and corrections of optical defects

N1-44: OPTICAL BOARD - RAINBOW

Purpose: Demonstrates internal reflection and dispersion of light
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