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Publisher: NASA Science Mission Directorate
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This NASA-created web site introduces electromagnetic waves and their behaviors to secondary learners. Each region of the spectrum is described, illustrated, and accompanied by video…
  
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Publisher: New England Board of Higher Education
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This resource is a set of simple and low-cost lab manuals on the topic of optics, developed for high school and lower-level undergraduate level. The manuals were designed to give…
  
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Exploratorium
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This web page contains a set of more than 40 simple experiments, or "snacks", on the topic of light. Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature versions of popular exhibits at the…
Polarizer Program  [ Computer Program ]
  
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K. Simov and W. Christian
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The Polarizer program displays the effect of a plane polarizer on an incident electromagnetic wave. The default electromagnetic wave is plane polarized but this polarization can be…
  
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M. Davidson and K. Spring; Publishers: Olympus America, Inc. and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
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This item is a introductory tutorial relating to wave-particle duality in the behavior of light. It traces the early history of light refraction theory, from Huygens' 18th century…
  
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Editor: E. Moxon
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MicroWorlds is a web site containing a set of educational resources highlighting research in materials sciences at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS). The ALS is a national…
  
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When light reflects from water, asphalt, or other non-metallic surfaces, it becomes polarized. In other words, the reflected light is usually vibrating more in one direction than in…
  
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K. Forinash and W. Christian
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This is a set of 30 interactive tutorials on the fundamentals of waves, appropriate for AP level or for students who have adequate preparation in advanced algebra/trigonometry. It…
  
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This page contains a short explanation and Java simulation of the physics behind rainbows. It covers the reflection and refraction effects of light inside a water droplet as well as…