# Shared Flashcard Set

MCAT physics
N/A
30
Physics
Not Applicable
02/15/2009

## Additional Physics Flashcards

Term
 What is the speed of light in vacuum
Definition
 3.0 x 10^8 m/s
Term
 Is light wave or particle?
Definition
 both
Term
 A photon is an electric and magnetic wave ___ to each other and ___ to the direction of propagation
Definition
 perpendicular
Term
 Visible light wavelength
Definition
 390nm to 700 nm
Term
 What color is the combination of all the wavelengths of visible light?
Definition
 white
Term
 what is the equation of the index of light?
Definition
 n = c/v where c is the vacuum
Term
 From fast medium to slow medium, the incident of light goes __ from the normal.
Definition
 toward
Term
 From slow medium to fast medium, the incident of light goes __ from the normal.
Definition
 away
Term
 Angle of incidence and the angle of reflection
Definition
 has the same angle
Term
 Low index of refraction means...
Definition
 less dense
Term
 Angle of incidence greater than the critical angel results in
Definition
 total internal reflection
Term
 What kind of frequency have greater indices of reflection?
Definition
 high frequency
Term
 What happen to the frequency when a wave crosses from one medium to another
Definition
 stays constant
Term
 equation dealing with velocity, frequency, and wavelength
Definition
 v= wavelength x frequency
Term
 A one-eyed person standing in hip deep water sees a fish in the water one meter in front of him. the fish appear to be
Definition
 larger and farther
Term
 a person below vies the coin in the water. the coin appears to be
Definition
 smaller and closer
Term
 What is diffraction
Definition
 wave moves through an opening that is the size of the wavelength or smaller
Term
 What is the simple harmonic equation
Definition
 I = 1/2 p w2 A2 V
Term
 What is the energy of photon
Definition
 E= hf
Term
 What makes real inverted image
Definition
 converging lens and concave mirror
Term
 What is the mirror equation
Definition
 1/o + 1/i = 1/f
Term
 what is i positive and i negative
Definition
 i positive is real image, i negative is virtual image
Term
 what is the f for concave and convex mirror
Definition
 f is positive for concave, negative for convex
Term
 what is the magnification
Definition
 m = -i/o
Term
 power and focal point
Definition
 p = 1/f
Term
 the focal distance of a plane mirror is
Definition
 infinite
Term
 T/F real images are formed behind a concave mirror
Definition
 F
Term
 T/F reali images are usually formed in front of a convex lens
Definition
 F
Term
 T/F real images are usulaly formed behind a concave lens
Definition
 F
Term
 distance and image
Definition
 -di/d0 = i/o
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