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Monday, May 14

 

  • How light is made

  • Energy from photons using Planck's constant

  • Law of reflection

  • retroreflectors and the lunar ranging experiment

 

Tuesday, May 15

 

  • *small class due to AP testing

 

Wednesday, May 16

 

  • Speed of light discovery

  • Index of refraction

  • The least time problem

 

Thursday, May 17

 

  • Using Snell's law to find angles of refraction

  • Light speed as it emerges from material

  • Total internal reflection: Try to find the refractive angle for light hitting a water/air interface at 60..°

 

Friday, May 18

 

  • P. 746; 1, 6, 17 due

  • Questions?

  • Hand in problems

  • Some more total internal reflection examples

 

Monday, May 21

 

  • P. 747, 7-12 due

  • Go over refraction problems

 

Tuesday, May 22

 

  • Color mixing

  • Mirages

 

Wednesday, May 23

 

  • P. 748, 21-24 due

 

Thursday, May 24

 

  • Final Exam: Part 1

 

Friday, May 25

 

  • Final Exam: Part 2

 

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day - No school

 

Tuesday, May 29

 

  • Polarization of light

  • Usefulness of polarizers

 

Wednesday, May 30

 

  • 3-D imaging

 

Thursday, May 31

 

  • P. 749, 33-38 due

 

Friday, June 1

 

  • Chapter 22 Test

AP Physics I - Chapters 22 & 23

Light Unit

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