Optics

OSU

Assignment 1

 

Assignment 1


Text readings:

Chapter 1 for the history of optics.

Chapter 3 sections 3.3.3 and 3.3.4 for radiometer problem.

Chapter 4 sections 4.3 through 4.5 for law of reflection and refraction and 4.11.

Chapter 5 section 5.4.1.


Problems:

There are only web problems assigned this week. The equipment will be available in class. Please work on these problems right away, so we can discuss your conceptual understanding, any needed theory and work out any problems.

Radiometer

Magic mirrors

Retro

Index

Cube


Tutorials:

The tutorials give a brief overview of relevant theoretical concepts.

Nature of Light

Plane Surface


Applets:

Applets give an interactive means to explore concepts. Please look at these applets before class and be prepared to discuss and/or explain them to the class.

Flashlight

Fermat

Mirror Image

Fish Eye View

Huygen