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Spectroscopy has important applications in many fields and deserves more attention than is the norm in introductory optics labs. This poster describes a set of inexpensive, quantitative spectroscopy experiments that use a digital camera to capture images of spectra and Tracker to measure their intensity profiles. The spectra, produced by a diffraction grating in front of the camera lens, include two laser spots with known wavelengths for calibration. Tracker's line profile tool generates a "live" plot of relative intensity versus wavelength, enabling students to interactively explore the spectra in detail. Experiments include gas and laser line spectra, thermal spectra, color filters and absorption, and fluorescence. Supported in part by NSF grant #DUE-0126439
AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 6-11, 2005
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- Technology
= Computers
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
= Spectra
Optics
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- Diffraction
- Interference
= Gratings
= Interference From Two Sources
- Modern Optics
= Lasers
- Photometry
= Blackbodies
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- Chemistry
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
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0126439
Keywords:
blackbody, color, interference, line profile, optics, spectra, spectroscopy, video analysis
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D. Brown, presented at the AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9685&DocID=1427).
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D. Brown, Spectroscopy Using the Tracker Video Analysis Program presented at the AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9685&DocID=1427>.
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Brown, D. (2005, August 6-11). Spectroscopy Using the Tracker Video Analysis Program. Paper presented at AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9685&DocID=1427
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Brown, Douglas. "Spectroscopy Using the Tracker Video Analysis Program." Paper presented at the AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 6-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9685&DocID=1427 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Brown, Douglas. "Spectroscopy Using the Tracker Video Analysis Program." AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9685&DocID=1427>.
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@inproceedings{ Author = "Douglas Brown", Title = {Spectroscopy Using the Tracker Video Analysis Program}, BookTitle = {AAPT 2005 Summer Meeting}, Address = {Salt Lake City, Utah}, Month = {August 6-11}, Year = {2005} }
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