DISCOVERING PHYSICS PHY 1033
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Date Created: 09/18/15
Outline 1 Some history 2 Geometric optics 3 The law of re ection 4 The law of refraction Snell s law 5 Total internal re ection 6 Dispersion 7 Images from mirrors 8 Images from lenses 9 Young s Doubleslit Experiment 10 Thin Films Thanks to Rodney Dunning Wake Forest History The origins of optical technology date back millennia In 1914 an unbroken mirror was unearthed in the workers quarters of the pyramid of Sesostris II in the Nile valley ca 1900 BC Some of the rules of re ection and refraction were known to ancient Greek and Roman scholars and they could make convex lenses They also knew light traveled in straight lines Modern optics developed in Italy Holland in 17th Century Galileo Snell Huygens Geometric Optics The my approximation we assume that light waves travel in straight lines changing direction only at the border between media or if the optical properties of the medium change When is the approximation valid VVEWE from ts
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