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Properties of Light Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What feature(s) of the compound microscope classify it as being compound?

Question 2 2. What is a compound lens?

Question 3 3. Which of the below does NOT describe a concave lens?

Question 4 4. What is a simple lens?

Question 5 5. Which of the below do NOT describe a convex lens?

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Question 6 6. In Snell's Law, the ratio of the indices is related to the inverse ratio of the _ of the angles.

Question 7 7. What is the angle of refraction for light entering water from air when the light strikes the water at 20° to the normal? The index of refraction of air is 1 and 1.33 for water.

Question 8 8. The separation of white light through a prism happens because each frequency (color) is _ at a different angle.

Question 9 9. Light traveling from a slower medium to a faster medium will bend _ the normal.

Question 10 10. The index of refraction compares the speed of light in a certain medium with the speed of light in

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Question 11 11. What is the volume of the triangular prism that has a right triangle for its base that is 12 by 16 by 20 inches and the height of the triangular prism is 5 inches?

Question 12 12. What is the amount of space on the outside of a triangular prism called?

Question 13 13. When two faces of a triangular prism touch, they form a line segment. What is this line segment called?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements are true for triangular prisms?

Question 15 15. In a triangular prism, what is the shape that forms the lateral faces?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would carry the most energy?

Question 17 17. The number of cycles of a wave that pass a specific point in 1 second is called the:

Question 18 18. A photon is also known as a:

Question 19 19. The distance between two successive peaks of a wave is known as the:

Question 20 20. The speed of light is about:

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Question 21 21. Based on the illustration, if the incident ray is reflected, what will the angle of reflection be?

Question 22 22. What type of reflections do plane mirrors produce?

Question 23 23. What are the missing components, A and B in the illustration that shows the law of reflection?

Question 24 24. What does the law of reflection state?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is false?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a condition that must be met for frustrated total internal reflection to occur.

Question 27 27. Evanescent waves are named as such because they quickly disappear. What property of theirs causes this to happen?

Question 28 28. What are the conditions for total internal reflection that must be met for a light ray to be reflected instead of refracted like normal?

Question 29 29. When light travels from one medium into another it can either be reflected, refracted, or absorbed. What happens to light under frustrated total internal reflection conditions?

Question 30 30. To understand how both frustrated and normal total internal reflection work we need to know Snell's law. What is the formula for Snell's law?

Properties of Light Chapter Exam Instructions

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