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Optical Topics

What is Optics?

You use optics every day and might not realize it! Optics is the study of light, not only to understand how light behaves, but also to determine how to utilize light in devices. Learn more about the exciting field of optics by clicking the link below.

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Reflection

Reflection is when a ray of light hits a surface and bounces back. Explore the principle of reflection with videos, demonstrations, and lab experiments by clicking the link below.

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Total Internal Reflection

Total internal reflection (TIR) is a phenomenon that occurs when light travels from a dense medium to a less dense medium and all of the light in reflected, none of the light is refracted. Click on the link below to learn more about TIR.

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Refraction

Refraction is the bending of light when it travels from one medium to another. Refraction is caused by a change in the speed of a wave of light. Click on the link below to learn more about the principle of refraction.

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