Study - Light
Our best links about studying light. Covering seeing with light, colour, spectrums, speed of light, reflection, refraction and lenses.
A short animated clip explaining how we use light to see, suitable for children under 10.
Short video demonstrating how light travels in straight lines
A collection of physics lessons about light waves and colour
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.
A brief revision site on the electromagnetic spectrum and seeing light
A short cartoon explaining how the speed of light is measured
A good explanation of reflection and refraction using ray diagrams.
Explains law of reflection including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, scattering and virtual microscopy.
With a series of questions and answers the site takes the user from basic light principles to lenses in glasses and telescopes, and lasers. There are useful links and an optics glossary.
How the concave or convex lenses in your glasses correct near or far sightedness.
The folowing links are external