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Unformatted text preview: 15-1 UNIT 15: OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, INTERFERENCE & DIFFRACTION MAJOR TOPICSLenses in combination; images as virtual objects; transverse & angular magnificationCamera The eye; near point; corrective lenses; simple magnifier Microscope, telescopeLens and mirror aberrationsConstructive & destructive interferenceThin filmsTwo coherent sources; double slitGratingDiffraction and Huygens' principleDiffraction by a single slitResolution of optical instrumentsX-ray diffractionASSIGNMENTS [Square brackets] = optional topics & questions (not included in the tests) Self-demonstrations and experiments are described in subsequent sections Lenses in combination Read GRR, sec. 24.1 Problems: 1,  Camera, the eye Read GRR, sec. 24.2-24.3 [Practice Problems 24.3, 24.4, 24.5]Problems: 13, , 21, 23, 25, 27, 66 Tutorial: Reading glasses Angular magnification, the simple magnifier Read GRR, sec. 24.4 [Practice Problem 24.6]Problems: 31, 34Tutorial: Magnifying glass; Self-demo 1: Converging lens used as camera and as magnifier...
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- Fall '08
- RICHARDSON, B