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Phys 214, Autumn 2004
Light and Color

Class Schedule, Tentative

W

09/29

Introduction

Read through Preface, Required reading: Periodic Waves

Th

9/30

Math: Cosines, , Powers of Ten, graphs.....

using a simple pocket calculator to determine cosines, proportions, etc.

F

10/01

pp. 6-23

Ch.1: Refraction, the Bending of Light Rays, Internal Reflection, External Reflection. Additional reading: Seeing the Light pp 53 ff, Light Science pp 81 ff.

M

10/4

P. 30-46 and Required reading on reflection

Finish reflection from and within a transparent medium. Newton's Famous Paper on the Origin of Colors
Slides from Today

T

10/5

Working Problems

We'll talk about Sample Problem 1 and this weeks Homework

W

10/6

pp. 53-63

Ch.2 and 3: Newton's paper and The Response to it.

Th

10/7

pp53-63 and pp. 194-204

Continue Chapter 3 and intro to Rainbows

F

10/8

HW 1 due solutions; pp.194-204

Rainbows Slides from Today;

M

10/11

pp. 72-89;Required Reading on Filters

Light and Filters.

Tu

10/12

Homework Questions and Review

With TA

W

10/13

pp90-99, Excerps of Article on Stage Lighting (Colors only)

Colors in stage lighting, printing

Th

10/14

HW2 due; pp. 100-108

Finish Colors in Stage Lighting, printing

F

10/15

Workshop 1, everyone

to be held in PAB B125

M

10/18

pp. 118 - 126

Ch. 6: Cataloguing the Colors (skim 121-126)

T

10/19

Review Homework Questions

 

W

10/20

pp.127-135

Ch. 6: Trichromatic Color Vision.  CIE Color Chart and Color Sensitivity of Eye

Th

10/21

pp. 141-149

Ch. 7: Contrast Phenomena, Other Aspects of Color Vision.Afterimages and other Optical Effects

F

10/22

HW3 due; Review for Midterm

Next week

M

10/25

Light Sources - 1. Hot Objects

Blackbody radiation Why is the sky blue?

T

10/26

pp. 205-219

Ch. 9: Spectra of Light Sources, atomic emission/absorption
Atomic Spectra and the Stars

W

10/27

HW4 due; pp. 225-237 Lighting and Energy

Energy and Light
Visuals for Homework 4 and Blind spot tests

Th

10/28

Workshop 2 in B125

Instructions

F

10/29

Exam 1
Old practice exam.

Covers through Chapter 9 and online reading

M

11/1

pp. 225-237

Superposition Principle for Waves (Reading)
Required Doppler Shift Reading

T

11/2

Review, question session

  Lab Write ups are due. Test questions and sample problems.

W

11/3

pp. 241-251

Camera Obscura

Th

11/4

252-263

Perspective; Lessons 1 and 2 on Flat Mirrors

F

11/5

unknown

nothing scheduled yet

M

11/8

pp. pp. 274-293

Lessons 3 and 4 on Curved Mirrors;
Economy of Light Paths; Refraction again

T

11/09

Review

and Questions

W

11/10

HW 5 Due; pp. 298-310

The lens

Th

11/11

Holiday

No Class

F

11/12

Workshop 3

Instructions for WS 3

M

11/15

pp. 311-320

The camera; magnifier

T

11/16

Review

and Questions

W

11/17

Reading for today

Telescopes and Microscopes
Quarter Project Topic List and Ground Rules.
Proposals are Due on November 17.

Th

11/18

HW 6 Due; pp. 326 - 339

The Human Eye

F

11/19

More on Eyes and telescopes

Reading as above and in books on reserve at Odegaard

M

11/22

pp. 343-354

Speed of Light
Telescopes by McKane Lee

T

11/23

Review

and Questions

W

11/24

HW 7 Due; pp. 358-370

Other Properties of Light

Th

11/25

Thanksgiving Holiday

Good Wishes to All

F

11/26

Holiday

Turkey Sandwich Day

M

11/29

pp. 373 - 389

Diffraction

Tu

11/30

no class scheduled

for today

W

12/1

pp. 390- 400
Please turn in filter packages for credit (you will be docked without turning in).

Single Slit Diffraction and Resolution, Gratings, thin film effects
PowerPoint of today's lecture
Vision by Joseph Anthony

Th

12/2

Workshop 4 in B125

Workshop instructions, Writeup due Dec 7

F

12/03

HW 8 due; pp. 403 - 422

Polarization, Thin film interference

M

12/06

Slides from Lecture projects are due

Polarization continued

Tu

12/7

Review

Will do problems from sample exams

W

12/8

HW 9 due;

Review Continued, Holograms and bending of light by gravity

Th

12/9

Workshop Makeup

Instructions for Makeup workshop, in B125
write up due Dec. 13, but better is by the 10th.

Friday

12/10

Exam 2

Cumulative, but emphasis on Chapter 10 to 18, plus extra material
Some Practice questions for the Second Midterm
Review terms for 2nd midterm

 

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