Unit 13: Light – Essential learning goals

Textbook: Glencoe Ch 16
1: You are responsible to read the entire chapter pg 441-437
2: Packet due next monday:
pg 436 practice problems #1-6
pg 447 practice problems# 14-17

Key concepts:

  1. Wave nature of light, E&M fields, E&M spectrum (see post http://math-science-resources.com/physics-unit-12-the-nature-of-light/ )
  2. Luminous flux, illuminance (be able to calculate), illumination
  3. Relativistic Doppler effect

There will be a short quiz next Monday – Tues.

 

Part 2: Chapter 17 – to be assigned later

Learning objectives:

  1. Reflection, Huygen’s principle of wavelets.
    1. Excel project due following monday by email
  2. Specular and Lambertian reflectance, scattering
    1. effect of surface roughness on reflectance

 

Part 3: The peculiar properties of light

  1. Refraction (Huygen’s model)
  2. Diffraction
    1. single slit (drawing and calculating)
    2. double slit
    3. Fraunhofer interference