Experiment Optical Ray Tracing (AP)

Experiment Optical Ray Tracing (AP) - AP Physics Experiment...

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AP Physics Experiment – Optical Ray Tracing (Lenses & Mirrors) Purpose To determine the effect of light on mirrored surfaces and through transparent objects. Procedures 1. Cover the two slits on each side of the central slit of the ray box. Turn on the ray box. Lay a sheet of tracing paper flush with the ray box front plate. Place a plane mirror within 3-5cm in front of and parallel to the slits such that the ray reflects back on itself. 2. Trace the edge of the mirror and the incident ray. Pivot the mirror approximately 30 o about the point where the incident ray strikes the mirror. Trace the edge of the mirror and the refracted ray. 3. Measure, record, and label the incident and refracted angles with respect to a normal drawn to the surface of the mirror edge at the point of pivot. 4. Uncover all the slits. Place a plano-convex lens (flat side) against the ray plate and cover the area above the lens to eliminate extraneous light rays. Do NOT remove this lens . 5.
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