The Book of Phyz - AP Physics 2
AP2.08 ADVANCED OPTICS

Dean Baird. All rights reserved.

The links on the table below lead to portable document files that can be viewed and printed on any computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The documents and all material contained therein are Dean Baird. All rights reserved. They may be used by teachers and students for classroom instruction. Beyond that, no part of these documents may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author.


GUIDES
1
Advanced Light Examples
Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out examples.
2
Mirrors and Lenses Examples
Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out examples.
3
Mirror Measures & Equations
Illustrated delineation of the parameters of spherical mirror optics. Equations are listed.
4
Principal Rays for Mirrors
Illustrated guidelines for drawing each of four principal rays for spherical mirror image formation
5
Lens Lengths & Equations
Illustrated delineation of the parameters of thin lens optics. Equations are listed.
6
Principal Rays for Lenses
Illustrated guidelines for drawing each of four principal rays for thin lens image formation.



JOBS
1
Snell's Law Springboard - Answers
Classroom discussion and mathematical activity,
2
Magnification Springboard at Teachers Pay Teachers
A classroom discussion of the application and interpretation of image magnification.
3
Image Characterization at Teachers Pay Teachers
Upright/Inverted. Enlarged/Reduced. Real/Virtual.
4
Ray Tracing 1: Converging Mirrors at Teachers Pay Teachers
Draw principal rays to locate images formed by a converging mirror.
5
Ray Tracing 2: Diverging Mirrors at Teachers Pay Teachers
Draw principal rays to locate images formed by a diverging mirror.
6
Ray Tracing 3: Converging Lenses at Teachers Pay Teachers
Draw principal rays to locate images formed by a converging lens.
7
Ray Tracing 4: Diverging Lenses at Teachers Pay Teachers
Draw principal rays to locate images formed by a diverging lens.
8
Ray Tracing Image Meta-analysis at Teachers Pay Teachers
Seeing the patterns in the image characteristics.
9
Geometric Optics Number Crunch
Use the equations for thin lenses and magnification. The answers are built-in.
 10 Normal Lenses and Inverted Index Lenses - Answers
Concave lenses converging? Convex lenses diverging? Yes!



LAB
1
Using Snell's Law Lab Springboard - Answers
Classroom lab activity and discussion.
2
Using TIR to Determine n Lab Springboard - Answers
Classroom lab activity and discussion.
3
Mirror Experience at Teachers Pay Teachers
Use handheld spherical mirrors to see the variety of images produced.
4
Reflections II LSB - Answers
A discussion lab investigating spherical mirrors using ray box optics.
5
Lens Experience at Teachers Pay Teachers
Use a converging lens (such as a Fresnel lens) to see the variety of images produced.
6
Image a Nation - Scoring Key
Optics bench lab; image formation.
7
Water Lenses Lab Springboard - Answers
Water-filled cells immersed in air.
8 Air Lenses Lab Springboard - Answers
Air-filled cells immersed in water.


  OTHER
1


2
Mirrors and Lenses Begins With an M (QuickTime)
Part of the "Physics Begins with an M" series. Interactive slideshow: click the image to advance to the next slide. Requires QuickTime.
Mirrors and Lenses Begins With an M Keynote
A nifty Keynote presentation of the M's. Requires Keynote. (Keynote is Apple's presentation software; PowerPoint is Microsoft's presentation software.) Trust me, neither Keynote nor PowerPoint are The Great Saviors of education. I recommend using them sparingly if at all. Better to teach!
3 MIRRORS (QuickTime)
Most of what there is to know about spherical mirrors. Names, distances, principal rays, and image characteristics. Interactive slideshow: click the image to advance to the next slide. Requires QuickTime.
4 LENSES (QuickTime)
Most of what there is to know about thin lenses. Names, distances, principal rays, and image characteristics. Interactive slideshow: click the image to advance to the next slide. Requires QuickTime.


Click here for a legend and explanation of cryptic terms and abbreviations.

Return to the Table of Contents. or the Phyz Home Page.


The Book of Phyz Dean Baird. All rights reserved.