Physics 415
Homework #8
1) Consider a Young's double slit experiment (e.g., Figure 9.8 in Hecht). If we replace the source slit S by a single long-filament light bulb, will we get an interference pattern? What would occur if we replaced the slits S1 and S
Physics 415
Homework #7
1) a) Consider unpolarized light with irradiance I0 incident on a set of three ideal
polarizers as shown. The first polarizer has its transmission axis along x, the second at an
angle from the x axis, and the third along y. Calcula
Physics 415
Homework #6
1) Show that the planar surface of a concave-planar or convex-planar lens does not contribute to the system matrix. 2) A spherical glass bottle 20 cm in diameter with walls that are negligibly thin is filled with water. What is its
Physics 415
Homework #5
1) A plano-convex (PCX) lens is one in which one surface is convex with radius of
curvature R, and the other is flat. A bi-convex (BCX) lens is one in which both surfaces
are convex with radius R. Given R and the index of refractio