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supported by the National Science Foundation
written by Frederick Wicklin
published by the University of Minnesota
This set of web pages introduces the mathematics of rainbows. It examines a mathematical model of light passing through a water droplet to help explain how rainbows are formed, why they only form when the sun is behind the observer, and what angle in the sky they can be seen. The material includes objectives, theory, questions to direct student analysis, and a conclusion.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- General
- Geometrical Optics
= Rainbow
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
- Tool
= Numerical Model
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- application/java
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http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/educatio…
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Free access
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© 1995 University of Minnesota
NSF Number:
9456095
Keywords:
Fermat's Principle, geometry, light, rainbow, ray optics, reflection, refraction
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 1, 2009 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
January 31, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
March 11, 1997
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F. Wicklin, (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995), WWW Document, (http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/).
AJP/PRST-PER
F. Wicklin, Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995), <http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/>.
APA Format
Wicklin, F. (1997, March 11). Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from University of Minnesota: http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/
Chicago Format
Wicklin, Frederick. Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, March 11, 1997. http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/ (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Wicklin, Frederick. Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1995. 11 Mar. 1997. National Science Foundation. 31 July 2014 <http://geom.math.uiuc.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Frederick Wicklin", Title = {Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows}, Publisher = {University of Minnesota}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 July 2014}, Month = {March 11, 1997}, Year = {1995} }
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