Wave Optics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following accurately defines diffraction?

Question 2 2. What does a negative image height tell you?

Question 3 3. What was the conclusion of Michelson and Morley's experiment?

Question 4 4. An object of height 1 meter is positioned 2 meters in front of a convex mirror. If the convex mirror has a focal length of 4 meters, what are the properties of the image produced?

Question 5 5. What does a magnification smaller than 1 tell you?

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Question 6 6. Which of these descriptions will NOT cause a maxima to appear at a particular point on the screen?

Question 7 7. Which of the following describes Huygen's Principle?

Question 8 8. When two troughs hit the screen at the same point, this leads to what?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a use of a Michelson Interferometer?

Question 10 10. What was the first (historical) use of a Michelson Interferometer?

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Question 11 11. What does a Michelson Interferometer physically do?

Question 12 12. What does a negative image distance indicate?

Question 13 13. What is the meaning of a negative focal length?

Question 14 14. Which of these is NOT a feature of Young's Double Slit experiment that made it special and allowed it to be a major discovery?

Question 15 15. Light of wavelength 5.2 x 10^-7 meters is shined through a slit of width 1.6 x 10^-6 meters. Which minima appears at an angle of 77.2 degrees? (Ie 1st order, 2nd order etc.)

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Question 16 16. What is the purpose of a half-silvered mirror?

Question 17 17. A flashlight emitting light of wavelength 12 x 10^-7 meters is shone through slits that are 21 x 10^-7 meters apart. What is the angle to the 2nd minima?

Question 18 18. What is it called when a trough and a peak meet at the screen?

Question 19 19. Which of the following conditions is NOT required for the specific situation known as single slit diffraction?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a correct definition of diffraction?

Wave Optics Chapter Exam Instructions

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