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Ch 16: CEOE Physics: Light, Mirrors & Lenses

About This Chapter

Use this chapter's video lessons to review the functions of light, mirrors and lenses as you prepare to take the CEOE Physics test and earn a physics teaching certification.

CEOE Physics: Light, Mirrors and Lenses - Chapter Summary

The online video lessons in this chapter were designed to help you pass the CEOE Physics examination. Expand your knowledge of topics such as the visible light spectrum, Snell's Law and the electromagnetic spectrum. The lessons can help you with:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of visible light and color ranges
  • Exploring the reflection of waves on curved surfaces
  • Explaining the color spectrum and white light
  • Reviewing the laws pertaining to the refraction and dispersion of light
  • Describing different kinds of light waves
  • Answering mirror questions through equations
  • Explaining the uses for optical telescopes and compound microscopes
  • Reviewing the functions of the lens of the eye

Let these lessons serve as a valuable study tool as you prepare to take the CEOE Physics examination. The video lessons are designed to be fun as well as educational. Use the video tags to re-watch any part of the lessons or study the information in the corresponding written transcripts. When you're done studying, take the self-assessment quizzes and the practice chapter examination to test your retention.

CEOE Physics: Light, Mirrors and Lenses - Chapter Objectives

The computer-based CEOE Physics examination will include material that was covered in this chapter. You'll be required to demonstrate proficiency in sub-areas such as scientific and engineering processes, motion, forces and energy, and thermal and modern physics. Information you review using this chapter can be found within the waves, acoustics, and optics section of the exam, which constitutes 13% of the questions. The examination will test your qualifications to teach at the entry level in Oklahoma public schools. In order to earn your physics teaching certification, you must complete this test which has 80 selected-response questions, which make up 85% of your score, as well as one constructed-response assignment that accounts for the remaining 15% of your score. You'll be given four hours to complete the examination.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: CEOE Physics: Light, Mirrors & Lenses
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

1. The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

This lesson introduces the basics of visible light and color. Learn how the visible light spectrum is divided into the six color ranges. We'll also discuss why different people name colors in different ways.

Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces

2. Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces

How do waves reflect off of surfaces? How do we account for the images that we see reflected in various objects? Discover the answers to these questions as we investigate the rays and angles defining the law of reflection.

Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

3. Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

What gives color to objects? How do light waves interact with materials to produce red and green or white and black? In this lesson, learn how white light is composed of all colors and how absorption and reflection influence our color perception.

Light Rays: Definition, Types & Sources

4. Light Rays: Definition, Types & Sources

This lesson will explain what light rays are, the main types of light rays, and how they can be simulated using lasers or beams of light. A short quiz will follow.

Refraction & Dispersion: Definition, Snell's Law & Index of Refraction

5. Refraction & Dispersion: Definition, Snell's Law & Index of Refraction

Refraction explains why light bends in water. But, did you know that mathematical laws determine exactly how light waves are bent? In this lesson, we'll explore the mechanics of wave refraction, including Snell's Law and the index of refraction.

Using Equations to Answer Mirror Questions

6. Using Equations to Answer Mirror Questions

After watching this lesson, you will be able to answer questions on mirrors, stating whether an image is real or virtual, upright or inverted, and larger or smaller. A short quiz will follow.

Optical Telescope: Facts & Overview

7. Optical Telescope: Facts & Overview

This lesson will explain what optical telescopes are, their history, how they work, and how they're used. We will also review the three types of telescopes, including the kinds of aberration (distortion) from which they can suffer. A short quiz will follow.

Lens of the Eye: Definition & Function

8. Lens of the Eye: Definition & Function

The lens of the eye focuses light and allows you to see. In this lesson, you will learn what the lens is made of and how it changes shape so that you can have clear vision.

Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

9. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.

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