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A practical demonstration of polarization in which unpolarized red light is passed through a optical bench
An animated representation of the famous alpha-particle scattering demonstration. You can adjust the frequency of arrival of the particles and observe which make it through and which rebound.
Explains law of reflection including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, scattering and virtual microscopy.
Details on the observatories and the advanced technology solar telescope with an image gallery and information for visitors.
Simulation of alpha scattering with several target atoms and binding energy calculations.
Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937) greatest contribution to physics were his investigations into the scattering of alpha rays and the nature of the inner structure of the atom.
Certain patterns confuse your eyes and brain, causing you to misjudge the size of a circle, or the length of a line. This site contains a shockwave demonstrations of an optical illusion.
Sir Chandrasekhara Raman (1888 - 1970) received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him.
Information on astronomy slides and models. Also including optical illusions.
Optical illusion or physics-defying bubbles? The answer is here.
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