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by Terry Bradfield
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Optics Resources for the Physics Portal

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Optics Bench Physlet

Added 07/28/2006
A virtual optical bench with example scripts and sample problems

Single Slit Diffraction (Physics)

Added 07/28/2006
An interactive simulation of single slit diffraction. User can control both wavelength and aperture width. Includes a brief discussion of the derivation of the location of the minima.

Reflection and Refraction of Waves (Huygens' Principle)

Added 07/28/2006
A tutorial which explains the reflection and the refraction of waves by the Huygens' principle. Explanations for each of the steps are provided. in the text box. The pace of the tutorial is under user control. The index of refraction of both media and the

Young's Double Slit Interference

Added 07/28/2006
This is a simulation of Young's classic experiment. Slit separation, wavelength, and projection distance can all be varied by the user. A plot of the intensity pattern is also provided.

HyperPhysics Light and Vision

Added 07/28/2006
Hyperphysics Light and Vision is a collection of topic modules covering the field of optics and visual perception. Modules include extensive hyperlinks to facilitate navigation between topics; and hyperlinked graphical concept maps are used to show the ov

Refraction of Light

Added 07/28/2006
This is a Java applet that illustrates the reflection and refraction of light at the boundary between two materials. Indices of refraction are set by indicating different materials, ranging from n=1 to n=2.42. The direction of the incident light can be ch
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