Physics 252: Physics III Dr. John Varriano
Christian Brothers University
You can view/download the following course documents for FALL 2019:
Access the course Summary Notes.
You can view and/or download old tests with answers.
|Practice:||Electromagnetic Waves || |
| ||Reflection & Refraction || |
| ||Image Formation: A. Refraction || |
| ||Image Formation: B. Thin Lenses || |
| ||Simple Optical Systems || |
[* The following ten problems will be collected this semester: 1A, 1E, 1F, 2A, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 5A.]
|Collected: ||1A ||DUE F 8/30 |
| ||1E ||DUE F 9/6 |
| ||1F ||DUE M 9/16 |
|Computer: ||Vol.5 No.1 ||Snell's Law ||DUE F 8/30 |
| ||Vol.5 No.2 ||Thin Lens ||DUE W 9/11 |
Test 1 covers Part 1. See the Test 1 Study Questions.
- You can view the Java applets that we look at in class by simply choosing from the list below:
(These applets were either written by S. Kamikawa or W. Christian.)
- Click on the thumbnail to view the geometry of an electromagnetic wave.
- Examine the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Examine the ray traces for image formation with mirrors (Powerpoint notes).
- Look at the parts of the eye and the photoresponse of the eye.
- Don't like to wear glasses or contact lenses? Read about the different
procedures for correcting common vision problems .
- Review the Powerpoint slides on the microscope & telescope.
- Review the Powerpoint slides on double slit interference.
- Click on the thumbnail to view the set-up to produce a hologram and to learn more about making holograms.
- Review the Powerpoint notes on polarization.
- Click on the thumbnail to view a photograph of a double slit interference pattern being produced photon by photon.
- Click on the thumbnail to view the emission and absorption spectra of some atomic gases.
- Read about and view images taken by a scanneling tunneling microscope (STM) and an atomic force microscope (ATM).
- View a QuickTime movie (.mov) showing how iron atoms are arranged by a STM tip to form a quantum corral (ring of atoms). This work was done at IBM.
Click on the thumbnail to see a computer enhanced of the corral taken by the STM. The circular ripples are standing waves formed by the electrons!
View other images taken by STM's in the IBM labs
- Examine the x-ray emission spectrum of molybdenum.
- Review the Powerpoint notes on lasers.
- Examine the periodic table.
- Examine an abbreviated table of isotope data (similar to the table in your text's appendix).
- Examine the Table of the Nuclides prepared by the National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
- Examine the nuclear data sheet prepared by Dr. Holmes.
- Click on the thumbnail to view a schematic of a nuclear fission reactor. Read more about nuclear energy at nukeworker.com
Top animated GIF courtesy of Francis Herbert with some slight editing by me.
Background courtesy of me!