Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

Website Detail Page

written by Tom Henderson
These multimedia animations help users gain an understanding of reflection and refraction principles.  Text explanations and ray diagrams accompany the animations to offer comprehensive background information on geometrical optics in a beginning tutorial format for first-year physics students.  This resource is part of a larger online collection, The Physics Classroom.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
- High School
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Intended Users:
Educator
Learner
Formats:
application/flash
image/gif
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 1996 The Physics Classroom
Keywords:
Law of Reflection, geometrical optics, lenses, mirrors, optics, optics animations, reflection, refraction
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created December 12, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
March 16, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
December 20, 2004

This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light

Computer Animations                                                                 Grades 9-12
These animations were developed by the author of the respected Physics Classroom web site to help students comprehend reflection and refraction.  Each one is accompanied by a full text explanation and links to additional resources on geometrical optics.

Link to Unit:

Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light

These animations were developed by the author of the respected Physics Classroom web site to help students comprehend reflection and refraction.  Each one is accompanied by a full text explanation and links to additional resources on geometrical optics.  This particular section is appropriate for grades 7-9 with some scaffolding by the teacher.

Link to Unit:
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
T. Henderson, Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (2004, December 20). Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics. December 20, 2004. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm (accessed 23 April 2014).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics. 1996. 20 Dec. 2004. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Tom Henderson", Title = {Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 April 2014}, Month = {December 20, 2004}, Year = {1996} }
Refer Export Format

%A Tom Henderson
%T Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics
%D December 20, 2004
%U http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm
%O application/flash

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%A Henderson, Tom
%D December 20, 2004
%T Multimedia Physics Studio: Ray Optics
%V 2014
%N 23 April 2014
%8 December 20, 2004
%9 application/flash
%U http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/index.cfm


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in a shared folder.

You must login to access shared folders.

Save to my folders

Supplements

Contribute

Similar Materials