ERIC Number: EJ1044106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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Studies of the Reflection, Refraction and Internal Reflection of Light
Lanchester, P. C.
Physics Education, v49 n5 p532-536 Sep 2014
An inexpensive apparatus and associated experiments are described for studying the basic laws of reflection and refraction of light at an air-glass interface, and multiple internal reflections within a glass block. In order to motivate students and encourage their active participation, a novel technique is described for determining the refractive index of a block of glass by observing multiple internal reflections. With a similar intention, the paper also includes a number of guidance notes for instructors.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Light, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Science Experiments, Lasers, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom