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Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction

Page describing the behaviour of waves.

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Reflection, Refraction & Diffraction

The site explains what happen to electromagnetic waves when it is transmitted and come in contact with a boundary.

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Reflection from convex mirror

Why does your reflection in a spoon appear upside down? Animation showing reflection from a convex mirror and spherical aberration.

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Reflection of Sound

Diagrams showing how sound is reflected and standing waves.

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Reflection of Light

Explains law of reflection including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, scattering and virtual microscopy.

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Thin film reflection

This applet models resonance and interference effects as waves pass through various layers. There are two modes: Electromagnetic, which models the transmission of light through multi-layer films, and ...

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The Physics of Light and Color

An in depth guide to light, optics and colour, covering wave particle duality, reflection, refraction, waves, diffraction, polarisation, birefringence, colour temperature, human perception and more.

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Reflection and refraction of light

A good explanation of reflection and refraction using ray diagrams.

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Total Internal Reflection - The Critical Angle

A lesson on Total Internal Reflection which extends into the detailed mathematics.

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Uses of Waves

A series of summaries on uses of waves for the UK GCSE level. Covers topics such as sound waves and electromagnetic spectrum.

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