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ERIC Number: EJ931324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Prism Foil from an LCD Monitor as a Tool for Teaching Introductory Optics
Planinsic, Gorazd; Gojkosek, Mihael
European Journal of Physics, v32 n2 p601-613 Mar 2011
Transparent prism foil is part of a backlight system in LCD monitors that are widely used today. This paper describes the optical properties of the prism foil and several pedagogical applications suitable for undergraduate introductory physics level. Examples include experiments that employ refraction, total internal reflection, diffraction and image formation in a nontrivial way and are therefore particularly useful for active learning strategies. (Contains 2 tables and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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