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Physics GRE - Optics
Optics
15
Physics
10/21/2012

Term
 Wavelength under reflection:
Definition
 λ0n0=λ1n1
Term
 Wave under refraction:
Definition
 v0sin(θ1)=v1sin(θ0)   n0sin(θ0)=n1sin(θ1)
Term
 Critical angle:   sinθc=
Definition
 =n2/n1
Term
 Index of Refraction: n=
Definition
 =c/v
Term
 Diverging (concave) Lense:
Definition
 1. Parallel to x axis → away from focal point. 2. Through center of lense * Imaginary, erect image   [image]
Term
 Converging (convex) Lense:
Definition
 1. Parallel to x axis → toward focal point 2. Through center of lense * real, inverted image   [image]
Term
 Convex Mirror:
Definition
 1. Parallel to x axis → toward focal point 2.Through focal point → parallel to x axis *imaginary, erect image   [image]
Term
 Concave Mirror:
Definition
 1. Parallel to x axis → toward focal point. 2. Through focal point → parallel to x axis * real, inverted image   [image]
Term
 Focal Point:   1/f=
Definition
 =1/f1+1/f2+1/f3+...   =1/p+1/q   (p=object distance) (q=image distance)
Term
 Magnification factor:   M=  Mmax=  Mmin= (for a telescope) M=
Definition
 =h'/h =M1M2M3 =1+25/f =25/f =-f0/fe
Term
 Angular Magnification: M=
Definition
 =θ/θ0
Term
 (2 slit experiment) dsinθbright=
Definition
 =mλ   (m=0,±1,±2...)
Term
 Polarizing angle: tanθp=
Definition
 =n2/n1
Term
 Polarized intensity: I=
Definition
 =Imax(cos2θ)
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 Angular Resolution: θmin=
Definition
 =λ/a
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