Showing 8 experiments that use the Basic Optics Light Source.

College / Physics

Brewster's Angle

In this experiment you will explore how the intensity and polarization of light changes when reflected from the surface of a transparent medium,...

Source: Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual

College / Physics

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.

Source: Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual

College / Physics

Dispersion

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

Source: Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual

College / Physics

Refraction

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

Source: Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual

College / Physics

Reflection

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

Source: Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual

Advanced Placement / Physics

Spherical Mirror Reflection

In this lab, students use an optics light source, optics track, and half screen to measure the image and object distances associated with the...

Source: Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

Advanced Placement / Physics

Snell's Law

In this lab, students use an optics ray table to measure the incident and refraction angles of a light ray traveling from air into a material...

Source: Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

Advanced Placement / Physics

Focal Length of a Convergent Lens

In this lab, students use an optics light source, optics track, and viewing screen to measure the image and object distances associated with...

Source: Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

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