Light Waves and Color
Photos from The Physics Classroom's Flickr Group
Lesson 1: How Do We Know Light Behaves as a Wave?
Lesson 1 discusses the wavelike behaviors of light. An effort is made to associate the behavior of light reflection, refraction, diffraction, two-point source interference, thin film interference, and polarization with wave-like behavior. Items in the group's pool include photos of Polaroid filters, the use of filters to analyze stress patterns in molded plastics, birefringence caused by calcite crystals, thin film interference patterns, Newton rings, diffraction patterns, and much more. Photos complement many of the discussions from Lesson 1 of the Light Waves and Color chapter of The Physics Classroom Tutorial.
See more in the The Physics Classroom Flickr Group - Unit 12, Lesson 1 Photos