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Light Intensity versus Distance

The relative light intensity versus distance from a point light source is plotted. As the Light Sensor is moved by hand, the string attached...

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Variation of Light Intensity

The purpose of this activity is to compare the variation in intensity of light from different light sources. Students will use a light sensor...

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Telescope and Microscope

The purpose of this activity is to construct a simple telescope and a simple microscope and to measure their magnifications. Biconvex (convergent)...

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Focal Length of a Concave Mirror

Use a light source, concave mirror, and half-screen, all on an optics bench, to measure the focal length of the concave mirror.

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Dispersion

You will observe dispersion through an acrylic rhomboid and calculate the different indices of refraction for different color light.

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Refraction

Use Snell’s Law of refraction to experimentally determine the index of refraction of a D-shaped acrylic lens.

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Reflection

Experimentally confirm the Law of Reflection for a flat, concave, and convex mirror.

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Object and Image Distances for a Thin Lens

The purpose of this activity is to determine the relationship between object distance and image distance for a thin convex lens. Use a light...

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Interference of Sound Waves

The purpose of this activity is to measure and analyze the behavior of two sounds that combine to produce beats. This activity also examines...

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Superposition of Sound Waves

This experiment uses the Capstone Calculator to add two waves having different amplitudes and phases. The results are graphed.

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