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Ch 13: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 13: Light

About This Chapter

The Light chapter of this Glencoe Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential physical science lessons of light. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Light textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Physical Science's Light chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the light topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Transparent and opaque materials
  • Law of reflection of light
  • Light refraction and dispersion
  • Visible light spectrum
  • Color
  • Types of lights
  • Lasers and their applications
  • Malus's Law
  • Brewster's Law
  • Holography
  • Uses of optical fibers

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6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 13: Light
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves

1. Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves

What makes an object transparent or opaque? How does light pass through some objects and not others? And what about the other types of electromagnetic waves? We'll investigate all these questions in this lesson about the transparency and opacity of materials.

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

2. 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.

The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

3. 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.

Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

4. 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.

Polarization of Light & Malus's Law

5. Polarization of Light & Malus's Law

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what polarization of light is, list a number of examples of how polarization of light is used, state Malus's Law, and use it to solve problems involving the intensity of light through a polarizer.

Polarization by Reflection & Brewster's Law

6. Polarization by Reflection & Brewster's Law

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what polarization by reflection is, give a few examples of polarization in everyday life, explain Brewster's Law descriptively and use the equation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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