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Physics -- Optics and light
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Spectra is a website illustrating how astronomers use spectra to understand what stars are made of, their structures, and their evolution. The page begins with an introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum and then...
Timing An X-ray Pulsar
This activity asks students to analyze both the light curve from a pulsar in the crab nebula and the Fourier Transform of the light curve. From this students must find the period of the light intensity, determine the...
Computer Animations of Physical Processes
This site contains various applets and animations of physical processes, demonstrating various ideas in waves, optics, mechanics, and thermodynamics. The site also contains information on the theory behind diffraction...
Gas Lamp Absorption
This resource, part of the Spectroscopy Lab Suite, simulates optical transitions in gasses. Absorption spectra from gas emission tubes illuminated by a white light are shown, along with a tool for students to create...
U.C. Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations
This website contains information and pictures used for preparing and performing undergraduate lecture demonstrations. It is one of the educational resources available from the University of California Physics...
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