Phys 375 F13 - HW #2
Problems Due: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
1) Pedrotti, problem 2-4:
Determine the height of a wall mirror that will permit a 6-ft person to view his or her
entire height. Sketch rays from the top and bottom of the person, and determine the
Phys 375 F13 HW #6
Due Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
1. A single slit in an opaque screen 0.10 mm wide is illuminated (in air) by plane waves
from a krypton ion laser (0 = 461.9 nm). If the observing screen is 1.0 m away,
determine whether or not the resulting di
PHYS375 Lab 2: Geometric Optics / Lenses
Note: the manufacturers stated tolerance on focal lengths for our lenses is 1%.
0. Characterize any divergence of the laser beam at different distances on your board.
1. We are going to study a convex lens. Use a l
Phys 375 F13 HW #4
Due Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
1. Consider the disturbance given by the expression
E ( z , t ) = i cos(t ) + cos(t / 2 ) E 0 sin( kz ) , where i and are unit vectors in the xj
j
and y-directions. What kind of wave is it (traveling, standing
Phys 375 F13 HW #3
Due Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
1. Imagine that you are standing 5 feet from, and looking directly toward, a reflective
brass ball 1 foot in diameter hanging in front of a pawn shop. State the type of image,
position, magnification, and whethe
Phys 375 F13 HW #5
Due Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
1. Pedrotti3, 3rd edition, problem 7-9
2. One of the mirrors of a Michelson Interferometer is moved, and 1000 fringe-pairs,
bright and dark, shift past the hairline in a viewing telescope during the process. If
PHYS375 Lab 3: Polarization of Light
You are supplied with several polarizers (including one on a motorized rotation
stage), a glass block, wax paper slide and a vial of corn syrup.
0. Polarizer and Laser Orientation: Go in the hallway and look at the lig
Phys 375 F13 - HW #1 Problems
Due: Monday, Sept.16, 2013
0. Summarize the results of your lab-0 experiment and data collection. Briefly describe the
procedure, make a diagram of the experimental layout, and show an example data plot. Include all
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