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Optics Recommendations

by Bruce Mason
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The following MERLOT items are recommended by the MERLOT/Physics Editorial Board for optics.

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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 Java applet 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 changed by d

Single Slit Diffraction (Physics)

Added 07/28/2006
This applet provides a simple interactive simulation of single slit diffraction. Users can control both wavelength and aperture width. It includes a brief discussion of the derivation of the location of the minima.

Optics Bench Physlet

Added 07/28/2006
This is a virtual optical bench with example scripts and sample problems. This object won a MERLOT Editor's Choice Award.
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