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ERIC Number: EJ1165557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
An Arduino-Based Experiment Designed to Clarify the Transition to Total Internal Reflection
Atkin, Keith
Physics Education, v53 n2 Article 025003 Mar 2018
The topic of refraction and reflection of light at the boundary of transparent media is a fundamentally important one. The special case of total internal reflection is however commonly misrepresented in elementary textbooks. This paper addresses the problem and describes an experimental procedure for measuring and displaying reflected and transmitted light intensities using readily available components and the Arduino microcontroller.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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