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These multimedia animations help users gain an understanding of reflection and refraction principles.  Text explanations and ray diagrams accompany the animations to offer comprehensive background information on geometrical optics in a beginning tutorial format for first-year physics students.  This resource is part of a larger online collection, The Physics Classroom.

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Optics
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Law of Reflection, geometrical optics, lenses, mirrors, optics, optics animations, reflection, refraction
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light

These animations were developed by the author of the respected Physics Classroom web site to help students comprehend reflection and refraction.  Each one is accompanied by a full text explanation and links to additional resources on geometrical optics.

Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light

These animations were developed by the author of the respected Physics Classroom web site to help students comprehend reflection and refraction.  Each one is accompanied by a full text explanation and links to additional resources on geometrical optics.  This particular section is appropriate for grades 7-9 with some scaffolding by the teacher.

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