Category Archives: 10. Optics

Optics Unit Exam Review

Princeton Review Chapter 16 (309-342) Try all Free Response and Multiple Choice questions (answers on pages 426-429) Chapter 17 (343-359) We did not cover the “Wave-Particle Duality Section” (349-35) — There could be a (one) question on the AP exam … Continue reading

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10.16 Nuclear Decay

Video only. No WSQ. Video:

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10.15 Source of light and energy levels

Pretty long video so nothing else — only the video. Video:

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10.13 Ray Diagrams

Videos: Review: rules for ray tracing Worked example for convex (converging) lens: Pay more attention to what he does than to his explanation. He uses some strange terms for the rays he draws, but you should be able to easily match … Continue reading

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Introduction to Light Rays

Long-ish video, so no WSQ.  However, there WILL be a reading quiz about this video tomorrow. Extra Practice:

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10.10 Snell’s Law Practice

Video:  WSQ 

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More thin film info

Video: I found the first few minutes of this video confusing, but by the end it all comes together in a pretty nice way. WSQ 

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10.7 Thin Film and Phase Shift

Video: NOTE: The WSQ is below the extra practice. Extra Practice: Since the answers are provided for you, you must have complete and correct work to receive credit. Monochromatic light falls on two very narrow slits 0.048 mm apart. Successive … Continue reading

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Optics Quiz 1 Review

Remember that one Free Response question on the quiz will be very similar to one of the Free Response questions on the magnetism exam.  Therefore, you should have reworked all three problems before coming in on Monday. Magnetism Free Response … Continue reading

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10.5 Diffraction PreLab and Thin Film Interference

Tomorrow’s Lab: 20-ap-diffraction-v2 You MUST answer the pre-lab questions before class tomorrow.  If you don’t understand them, get help BEFORE class, otherwise your lab group will have waste time explaining the math to you, and you will not get finished. Video: … Continue reading

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