PHY138: Physics for the Life Sciences

Department of Physics, University of Toronto

Jason Harlow
Monday, November 26, 2007

Waves Section, Lecture 7: Reflection and Refraction

Chapter 23: Ray Optics.

       Section 23.1 The Ray Model of Light

       Section 23.2: Reflection

       Section 23.3: Refraction

       Section 23.4: Image Formation by Refraction


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Central Screen tablet notes

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Flash Animation which shows a consequence of the Law of Reflection


Applet Showing Snell’s Law and Total Internal Reflection