|Cutnell & Johnson PHYSICS 6/e
Chapter Twenty-Five: The Reflection of Light: Mirrors
|Reflection / Refraction
(Underwater Flashlight / Laser)
A simulation that interactively displays the phenomena seen when shining a flashlight or laser pointer up at the surface from underwater. Angle and type of surface are controllable.
|Billiards and Physics (Law of
A simulation that interactively displays the behavior of a spin-free pool ball interacting with the bumpers of a pool table and other balls, following the law of reflection. No betting, please.
| Thin Lens Java Applet
A simulation that interactively displays the relationships between object and image distances and orientations for a mirror and a thins lens. I get best JAVA performance on my Mac with Internet Explorer rather than Netscape.
|The Law of Reflection
A High School Physicstutorial from The Physics Classroom, Glenbrook HS Physics.
A complete online tutorial with simulations on refelction and the ray model of light. Starts with definition of line of sight and rays, moves through reflection to image production by mirrors.
|Prism: Reflection and Refraction JAVA Applet
A simulation that interactively displays the path and relative intensities of a ray of light beamed into a prism from various positions. The shape of the prism and the index of refraction can also be controlled.
CJ 6/e Chapter Index