Ch 23: Light, Mirrors & Lenses

About This Chapter

Boost your knowledge of lenses, mirrors, light and the related physics topics of reflection and refraction with these lessons and quizzes. This chapter can be used as a mobile, flexible study guide to help you earn a high score on an upcoming placement test or exam.

Light, Mirrors & Lenses - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors will define the concept of rectilinear propagation of light and provide examples to help you understand the topic. A physics lab lesson will show you how to set up experiments that illustrate both refraction and reflection of light.

As you move through the lessons, you will review two different kinds of mirrors and be able to explain what a mirror does and how it works. This chapter will help you:

  • Define rectilinear propagation of light
  • Complete experiments using the concepts of refraction and reflection of light
  • Differentiate between plane mirrors and spherical mirrors
  • Explain how the lens of the eye functions to give you vision

If you have questions as you review this chapter, contact an instructor for help. Use the video tabs feature in the Timeline to jump directly to a section in a video lesson you'd like to review. You can use the printable transcripts that accompany each lesson to study the material offline at any time. Each lesson is designed to be easy to understand.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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