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Physical Optics
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Refraction

  • laws of refraction
  • refractive index
  • common refractive indices
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    Total Internal Reflection

  • Critical Angle
  • 90o deviation with 90o prism
  • 180o deviation with 90o prism
  • optical fibres
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    Prisms

  • deviation
  • derivation of minimum deviation
  • chromatic dispersion
  • minimum angle of dispersion
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    Convex Lenses

  • types of lens
  • basic ray diagram
  • power of a lens
  • ray diagrams
  • The Lens Formula
  • magnification
  • chromatic aberration
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    Concave Lenses

  • types of lens
  • basic ray diagram
  • ray diagrams
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    Plane Mirrors

  • Laws of Reflection
  • plane mirror images
  • mirror rotation
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    Concave Mirrors

  • basic ray diagram
  • ray diagrams
  • proof of r = 2f
  • The Mirror Formula
  • caustic curves
  • parabolic mirrors
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    Convex Mirrors

  • basic ray diagram
  • ray diagrams
  • proof of r = 2f
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    Telescopes

  • astronomical refracting telescope
  • terrestrial telescope
  • Galilean telescope
  • reflecting telescopes
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    Microscopes

  • magnifying glass
  • compound microscope
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    The Eye

  • eye biology
  • visual angle
  • angular magnification
  • near point
  • short sight
  • long sight
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    The Camera

  • f-number
  • depth of field
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