Waves & Light

 

Y12 Waves & Light Applets

These links were last checked in July 2008. Inevitably some links will become broken with time as sites are moved and removed. If the applet images fail to show on your browser, you may need to go to the site java.com to download the ActiveX controls required by applets.

1. Wave Terminology

  1. Amplitude and Wavelength
  2. Frequency
  3. Wave Equation

2. Wave Types

  1. Transverse Wave
  2. Comparing Waves (1)
  3. Comparing Waves (2)
  4. Sound Waves
  5. Circular Waves

3. Wave Behaviour

  1. Wave Fronts (Java 1.1 or Java 1.4)
  2. Reflection, Refracton and Diffraction
  3. Reflection of Circular Waves
  4. Reflection and Transmission in a String
  5. Wave Interference
  6. Superposition of Transverse Waves
  7. Echoes
  8. Standing Wave
  9. Interference in a Ripple Tank (Java 1.1 or Java 1.4)
  10. Interference of Circular Waves

4. Light

  1. Dispersion of White Light
  2. Newton’s Experiment
  3. Virtual Prism
  4. Rainbow
  5. Primary Colours of Light
  6. Primary Colours of Paint
  7. Shadow Box Theatre
  8. Measuring with Shadows
  9. Pin Hole Camera
  10. Electromagnetic Spectrum
  11. Speed of Light
  12. Reflection of Light
  13. Angles of Reflection
  14. Refraction of Light (2)
  15. Refraction of Light (3) – (Java 1.1 or Java 1.4)
  16. Reflection and Refraction
  17. Refraction at water /air surface
  18. World Seen by Fish
  19. Polarisation of Light

5. Light and Optics

  1. Plane Mirror
  2. Plane Mirrors – Multiple Images
  3. Ray Tracing Basics (Physics Zone – Fee)
  4. Concave MirrorĀ  (Physics Zone – Fee)
  5. Convex Mirror – Reflection (Physics Zone – Fee)
  6. Fun House Mirrors
  7. Convex Lens Images
  8. Refractive Index Effects – Convex Lens
  9. Optical Light bunch
  10. Magnifying Glass
  11. Lens Shape Effects
  12. Concave Lens – Images
  13. Lens Combinations
  14. Polarising Filter
  15. Microscope Magnification
  16. Telescope (Java 1.1 or Java 1.4)

6. Human Vision

  1. Image Formation
  2. Parallax
  3. Optical Illusion (1)
  4. Optical Illusion (2)

 

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