Reflection

Do a Fresnel's law computation:

Fresnel's law

Explore image reflection in a convex mirror:

convex mirror

diverging mirror with a focal length of 2m and an object at 3m

Explore image reflection in a concave mirror:

converging mirror with a focal length of 50mm

Refraction

Compute refractions using Snell's law:

Snell's law

Compute the refraction of light in a prism:

refraction in a prism

Do computations using the thin lens equation:

lens, f=20ft, o=400ft

Calculate the height of a rainbow:

altitude of a rainbow

Diffraction

Compute a diffraction pattern for a single slit:

single slit diffraction d=1/16 inch, lambda=200nm

Compute a diffraction pattern for a circular aperture:

circular aperture a=0.2mm, lambda=650nm

Explore the diffraction pattern and maxima for multiple slit diffraction:

4-slit diffraction with slit width 0.05 mm

Lasers

Get information about a laser (or maser):

HeNe laser

Compare multiple lasers:

ArF laser, KrF laser

Electromagnetic Radiation Absorption

Find a UV cutoff wavelength for a chemical:

benzene absorbs light up to what wavelength

Compute with the Beer–Lambert law:

Beer-Lambert formula

Electromagnetic Radiation Emission

Use the Rydberg formula to compute spectral lines:

Rydberg formula ni=2, nf=5

Look up atomic spectra:

atomic spectrum of nitrogen

Photography

Do f-stop arithmetic:

f-stop arithmetic 5.6

Compute subject magnification:

subject magnification 10m