Uses of Concave Mirror
Uses of Convex mirror
Uses of Convex mirror
Light Class 8 Numericals – solved numerical questions
In this post, we will solve Numerical problems based on the Light chapter of class 8 science. Here, first we will go through the law of reflection & related formulas, and then attempt the numerical questions. Solution & answer is given for all the numerical questions. Formulas Used 1 ] According to the law of […]
Wavelengths of 7 colors of VIBGYOR
The image below shows the wavelengths of 7 colors of VIBGYOR in nanometers. Colour Wavelength in nanometer Violet [v] 400-440 Indigo [I] 440-460 Blue [B] 460-500 Green [G] 500-570 Yellow [Y] 570-590 Orange [O] 590-620 Red [Red] 620-700 Wavelengths of 7 colors of VIBGYOR Violet has the shortest wavelength. Red color has the longest wavelength.
Twinkling of stars is an effect of atmospheric conditions on the refraction of light – explanation
Twinkling of stars is an effect of atmospheric conditions on the refraction of light
Numerical based on Lens Makers’ equation – solved
In this post, we will solve numerical problems based on Lens Makers’ Equation. Here is our post on the equation used here which you can read: Lens Makers’ equation. Numerical based on Lens Makers’ equation – with solution A dense glass double convex lens [n =2] designed to reduce spherical aberration has |R1|:|R2|=1:5. If a […]
Lens makers’ equation
Lens makers’ equation provides a relation between refractive index (n), focal length (f ), and radii of curvature R1 and R2 for a thin lens. Lens makers’ equation Here is the Lens makers’ equation: Significance of Lens Makers’ equation For preparing spectacles, it is necessary to grind the glass (or acrylic, etc.) for having the […]
Real and Apparent depth Numerical problem – solved
Let’s solve a numerical based on real depth, apparent depth, and refractive index. Also, you will get to know about the RI formula to be used to solve this. Real and Apparent depth Numerical problem – with solution Question 1] A crane flying 6 m above a still, clear water lake sees a fish underwater. […]
Prove that Refractive index = Real depth/apparent depth
In this post, we will prove mathematically that Refractive index = Real depth/apparent depth. As an Illustration of refraction: 1) When seen from outside, the bottom of a water body appears to be raised. This is due to refraction at the plane surface of the water. In this case, the Refractive index of water n […]
State using a neat diagram, what happens to the path of light when..
Q] State using a neat diagram, what happens to the path of lighti. when light ray passes from rarer to denser medium.ii. when light ray passes from denser to rarer medium.iii. when light ray is incident normally at the boundary between two media. Answer: i. When a light ray passes from a rarer medium to […]
Magnification Produced by Lenses
In this post, we will define the Magnification produced by Lenses, and then see the formulas used to find the magnification. There are 2 ways to define and formulate the term “Magnification by Lenses”. We will study both sets here in this post. Magnification produced by Lenses [based on image and object size] We will […]
Lens Formula | Spherical lens formula
Lens Formula – A formula that gives the relationship between image distance (v), object distance (u), and focal length (f ) of a lens is known as the lens formula. This lens formula applies to both types of spherical lenses: convex lenses as well as concave lenses. Lens Formula | spherical Lens equation The lens […]
Sign convention for Spherical Lenses – class 10
Here we will present the New Cartesian Sign Convention for spherical lenses for measuring various distances in the ray diagrams of spherical lenses (convex lenses and concave lenses). Sign convention for spherical lenses According to the New Cartesian Sign, the sign Convention for spherical lenses goes like the following:(i) All the distances are measured from […]
Lens numericals class 10 | Thin lens numerical solved
This post presents a set of Lens numericals for class 10 with questions and answers. We will solve these Lens numerical problems with the help of lens sign convention and the lens formula. Also, Read and revise: Sign convention of lens Read here: Lens formula Lens numericals class 10 – solved Question 1] An electric […]
Rules for the formation of images by Concave Lens – class 10
Here, in this post, we listed 2 rules for the formation of images by Concave Lens. After studying these, it will be easier to study the image formation by concave lenses, and related ray diagrams. Rules for the formation of images by Concave Lens The position of the image formed by a concave lens can […]
Rules for the formation of images by Convex Lens – class 10
Here, in this post, we listed 3 rules for the formation of images by Convex Lens. After studying these, it will be easier to study the image formation by convex lenses, and related ray diagrams. Rules for the formation of images by Convex Lens (i) A ray of light coming parallel to the principal axis, […]
Types of concave lens
A lens that is thin in the middle and thick at the edges is called a concave lens. The most common form of a concave lens has both surfaces depressed inward in the middle. Three types of concave lenses are listed and then shown in the figure below. 3 Types of concave lens class 10 […]
Types of convex lens class 10
A lens that is thick at the center and thin at the edges is called a convex lens. The most common form of a convex lens has both surfaces bulging out in the middle. Three types of convex lenses are listed and then shown in the figure below. 3 Types of convex lens class 10 […]
Spherical Lens class 10 | Spherical Lenses
In this post, we have briefly discussed the topic of Spherical Lenses for class 10. Here we have covered what are spherical lenses, the types of spherical lenses, important terms related to spherical lenses, and image formation by spherical lenses. Here is our post on the ray diagrams of the images formed by spherical lenses. […]
Spherical Mirror class 10
In this post, we will find out what Spherical Mirror is. We will define a spherical mirror, list down the uses of this type of mirror, and discuss its sign convention. We have already one dedicated post covering ray diagrams of different types of images formed by the spherical mirror, which you should check. In […]
What are hyperopia & myopia – symptoms, reasons, and fixes
Two of the most common vision problems are myopia and hyperopia where images of objects are not properly focused on the retina of the human eyes. To understand these let’s briefly discuss how human eyes act as compounded lenses. If we understand this first, it will be better for us to understand the symptoms & […]
Harder Numerical problems using SNELL’S LAW – solving Light Numericals (physics) with Snell’s law
Here we will see how Snell’s law helps to solve a set of numerical problems from the chapter ‘Light‘ of fundamental physics. This numerical set is a bit harder to solve but certainly will be helpful to strengthen your concepts on Snell’s Law.Read about this law and its formula here: our post on Snell’s Law […]
[pdf] Geometrical Optics Grade 10 & grade 11 Notes download (10th & 11th Grade physics) | class 10 & class 12 physics notes on light & Geometrical Optics
This Geometrical Optics Notes [PDF download] is primarily for the grade 10 and grade 11 syllabus of different international boards. This also covers the physics syllabus for class 9 to class 12 on Light or Optics for boards like ICSE, CBSE, etc. This physics class note covers the theoretical as well as the numerical part […]
How to deviate light rays by 180 degrees with a prism?
Let’s see how a light ray can be deviated by 180 degrees with the help of a prism. A total reflecting prism is used here to get a 180-degree deviation of a light ray. Conditions to get a 180-degree deviation of a light ray with a prism Conditions are as follows to get a deviation […]
How to deviate light rays by 90 degrees with a prism?
how a light ray can be deviated by 90 degrees with the help of a prism-we have enlisted the conditions to be satisfied to get that deviation.
What is a total reflecting prism and when to use it?
What is a total reflecting prism? A right-angled isosceles prism that has a 90-degree angle and two 45-degree angles is known as a total reflecting prism. A total reflecting prism is named so because light ray incident normally on any of its faces suffers total internal reflection inside the prism. When to use a total […]
How does a mirage form?
One of the most interesting effects of atmospheric refraction occurs in the mirage, which is usually associated with hot deserts. Mirage is the result of atmospheric refraction and total internal reflection. The air in the desert is hot near the ground and cools rapidly with height. The hotter air is optically less dense. So as […]
How Total Internal Reflection happens in Optical fibres?
Optical fibres are used in medical endoscopes to see inside the body, and in communications to carry light signals. These fibres take the help of Total Internal Reflection of light to operate. Now, let’s see how Total Internal Reflection happens in Optical fibres. How Total Internal Reflection happens in Optical fibres The light ray is […]
Why do diamonds sparkle when white light is directed at them?
Diamonds sparkle when white light is directed at them – the optical phenomenon behind this is Total internal reflection of light rays. Let’s discuss this in details. Diamonds sparkle when white light is directed at them – why and how? When white light enters a diamond, it is split into the colours of the spectrum. […]
Ray Diagrams for Images formed by convex & concave lenses
Here in this post, you will get Ray Diagrams for Images formed by convex & concave lenses as a Quick Reference.Image formation by lenses is an interesting topic in the Light chapter. Here along with the ray diagram, you will get the related details like Object position, image position, and nature of the image. Ray […]
Ray Diagrams for Images formed by concave & convex mirrors
Here in this post, you will get Ray Diagrams for Images formed by concave & convex mirrors as a Quick Reference.Image formation by spherical mirrors is an interesting topic in the Light chapter. Here along with the ray diagram, you will get the related details like Object position, image position, and nature of the image. […]
Why is the angle of deviation different for different colours?
This post will cover why the angle of deviation is different for different colours. We will also see how the deviation angle, refraction angle, and refractive index are interrelated and all these again depend on the speed of light rays of different colours. The angle of deviation is different for different colours – explanations Light […]
Violet is at the bottom of the spectrum made by Prism dispersion – Why?
Here we will discuss why violet is at the bottommost position of the spectrum made by the light emerging out of the prism on a white screen. This post is all about the position of violet color in the spectrum band created by the dispersion of light by a prism. Why is violet at the […]
Dispersion of Light through a Prism
In this post, we will learn what is meant by the dispersion of light. Then we will find out Why white light splits into seven colors when passing through a prism and why the dispersion of light through a prism happens. If these queries are interesting to you then this post will certainly help you […]
Difference between Reflection and Total Internal Reflection of light
Total Internal Reflection and Reflection are two different phenomena related to Light. Here we will talk about the difference between Reflection and Total Internal Reflection of light. Difference between Reflection and Total Internal Reflection of light 1] For Total Internal Reflection to happen the light ray has to pass from an optically denser medium to […]
Critical Angle for the diamond-air interface
Critical Angle for the diamond-air interface The Critical Angle for the diamond-air interface is 24 degrees. This means if the ray of light in the diamond medium strikes the separating surface between the diamond and air making an angle more than 24 degrees with the normal to the point of incidence then that ray of […]
Critical Angle for the glass-air interface
The Critical Angle for the glass-air interface is 42 degrees. This means if the ray of light in the glass medium strikes the separating surface between glass and air making an angle more than 42 degrees with the normal to the point of incidence then that ray of light will undergo a total internal reflection […]
List of Tutorials on Light (class 9 and 10 Physics-chapters on Light )
List of Tutorials on Light chapter (class 9 and 10 Physics) with content headers. Click the links and read the posts/topics to learn more. List of Tutorials on Light (class 9 and 10 Physics) Refraction of Light | Definition | Facts – definition of refraction, understand the concept of bending due to change of speed […]
Snell’s law and its importance to calculate the refraction of light – with equation
Snell’s Law comes into action in the case of refraction of light, which is the change in direction of a light ray as it goes from one medium to another. As shown in Figure, a ray of light that encounters a change in medium is partially reflected, as if the boundary were a mirror. The […]
Glass Prism as a refracting medium | angle of prism
In this post, we will just talk about some special features of prism that make it a suitable medium to test the refraction of light. Subtopics discussed: Glass Prism as a refracting medium – features, and angle of prism Glass Prism – features of prism that contribute refraction through it To discuss the features we […]