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Exam-3
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Lab reports
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Told you about these last time
Assorted small stuff
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Working very hard on this but am being careful. I
stopped to put this presentation together but I might
get it done. Or not. Will be reviewed when returned.
All papers will be returned either Monday or at the
final exam. All grades will have been updated.
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Complete
Induction
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AC
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AC
Quiz?
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COMPLE
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AC EXPT
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13 OPTICS
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EXAM #3
(No
Optics)
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OPTICS
POST TEST
EM Waves
POLARIZATI
ON
Quiz
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HPA 119
9:00 AM
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Light travel’s at a speed c in a vacuum.
In an actual material, it travels a bit slower, at a
velocity of v.
The speed of light depends on the material
through which it is traveling.
DEFINITION – INDEX OF REFRACTION (or
refractive index):
velocityof light in a vacuum
n
1
velocityof light in a transparant medium
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Notice
c
v
v  f
n
n
For two
materials
c
c 1 vacuum
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f f 
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vacuum
n1 
1
vacuum
n2 
2
divide
n1 2
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n2 1
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Huygen’s
Principle
Each point on a wavefront acts
as a secondary source of spherical
waves that progress from the
source at the speed of light (whatever
it may be).
A spherical wave with very large radius,
behaves as a plane wave.
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Far, far away
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Not there yet!
PHY102
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The Wave Nature of Light
 The law of refraction is explained by Huygen’s Principle
The little wavelets move slower in
medium 2 than in medium 1. Doing the
tangent shows how the wave fronts bend.
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Some Geometry
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    900
    900
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The Wave Nature of Light
sin 1 v1 c / n1 n2
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sin  2 v2 c / n2 n1
n1 sin 1  n2 sin  2
2 v2t v2 c / n2 n1
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1 v1t v1 c / n1 n2
ADC   2
BAD  1
v1t
v2t
sin 1 
and sin  2 
AD
AD
If medium 1 is air, then
n1 1 and v1  c and 1  
 n   /n
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Snell’s Law of Refraction
n1 sin 1  n2 sin  2
Law of Reflection
1   2
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Both Together
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nb  na
na Sin critical  nb sin(900 )  nb
nb
Sin critical 
na
At the critical angle and
beyond, only reflection is
possible.
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Total Reflection – Optical Fiber
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Waves on a string.
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dichroism
80%
1% of opposite polarization
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Let’s do some problems if we
have sufficient time….
• No, this is NOT a test!
• Follow the instructions on first
page.
• Do the other problems at home.
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