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Monday, May 7

 

  • Intro. to light as a form of electromagnetic radiation

  • History of the measurement of the speed of light

 

Tuesday, May 8

 

  • Color mixing and color theory

  • Reflection of colors

 

Wednesday, May 9

 

  • Luminous vs. illuminated surfaces

  • Luminous flux - units, theory for spherical illumination

  • inverse square law

 

Thursday, May 10

 

  • Intro. to light intensity lab

  • More color mixing demonstrations

 

Friday, May 11

 

  • P. 390; 31-35, 41 due

  • Light intensity lab

 

Monday, May 14

 

  • P. 390, 21-26 due

  • Thin film interference

  • Low e glass, soap bubbles, stealth aircraft, etc. examples

  • Intro. to polarization with 4th period

 

Tuesday,  May 15

 

  • Return/review first two problem sets

  • Light Intensity Lab due

  • Polarization examples including Malus' law, Brewster's Law

  • Pairs of polarizers

  • Practical examples including polarized sunglasses, camera filters, LCDs, acrylic stress tester

 

Wednesday, May 16

 

  • A few more polarization examples

  • Law of Reflection

  • Snell's law and the least time problem

 

Thursday, May 17

 

  • A Snell's law and reflection example: Light enters a 4.5 cm cube of glass 40° from the surface and reflects off the bottom. What position on the top of the cube does the light exit?

  • Light is incident from water to air at a 55° angle from the normal. Where does the ray go?

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  • Friday, May 18

 

  • Total internal reflection and fiber optic examples

 

Monday, May 21

 

  • P. 411, 31-36 due

  • Dispersion of light myth: Calculate angle between 400 nm & 650 nm light at 45° to surface

 

Tuesday, May 22

 

  • Ray diagrams with mirrors and lenses

 

Wednesday, May 23

 

  • More ray diagrams with mirrors and lenses

  • Mirages

 

Thursday, May 24

 

  • Final Exam: Part 1

 

Friday, May 25

 

  • Final Exam: Part 2

 

Monday, May 28

 

  • No class - Memorial Day

 

Tuesday, May 29

 

  • Diffraction gratings - construction and uses

  • Spectroscopy

 

Wednesday, May 30

 

  • Light Unit Test

Physics 1 Honors - Light Unit

Chapters 16 - 19

Light

Unit Outline with Standards

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