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High School Physics Made Simple – Wave & Light Part 2 Of 2

In this seven (7) day course for High School Physics, I will be explaining in detail Wave & Light into 4 parts 1. Light; 2. Reflection of Light; 3. Refraction of Light and its relation to color; 4. Lenses.
Brian Birbal
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 7 weeks
14-17
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This session will take seven (7) classes to complete. It will deal with the following:-

1.	Class 1 – Light
2.	Class 2 – Reflection of Light
3.	Class 3 – Refraction of Light and its relation to color
4.	Class 4 – Lenses.

1.	Light

a.	recall the rival theories of light and compare them
b.	explain why the diffraction of light is not normally observed
c.	describe a simple ‘Young’s slits’ experiment to show that light is a wave motion
d.	explain the significance of the results of this experiment in supporting the wave theory of light
e.	recall the significance of photoelectric emission in supporting the particle theory of light
f.	appreciate that light may be considered to behave like both waves and particles, the particles being packets or pulses of wave energy
g.	recall that each of these packets is called a ‘photon’ of light energy
h.	explain what is meant by the rectilinear propagation of light
i.	appreciate that the fact that light travels in straight lines is responsible for many everyday observations, including the formation of shadows and eclipses
j.	explain the formation of shadows and eclipses
k.	distinguish between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse
l.	describe how a pinhole camera works


2.	Wave Characteristics

a.	state the laws that govern reflection
b.	perform experiments to test these laws
c.	recall what is meant by an image with regard to reflection
d.	use the laws of reflection to explain how images are formed
e.	distinguish between real and virtual images
f.	construct ray diagrams to show how virtual images are formed by plane mirrors
g.	find the position of a virtual image produced by a plane mirror by:
–	a ray tracing method
–	a no-parallax method
h.	recall the features of the virtual image produced by a plane mirror
i.	recall and use the fact that the distances of the object and image from a plane mirror are equal
j.	use the laws of reflection to solve problems


3.	Sound as Wave Motion

a.	recall the meaning of refraction and the conditions in which refraction takes place
b.	state the laws of refraction
c.	perform experiments to test the laws of refraction
d.	draw diagrams representing the passage of light rays through rectangular blocks and triangular prisms
e.	recall that the passage of a ray of light:
a.	through a parallel-sided, transparent medium may result in the lateral displacement of the ray
b.	through a triangular transparent prism may result in deviation of the ray
c.	through a triangular transparent prism may result in dispersion of that ray
f.	give examples of observations that indicate that light can be refracted
g.	define the refractive index of a medium
h.	use Snell’s law in the solution of numerical problems
i.	explain with the aid of diagrams what is meant by the critical behavior of a ray
when passing from one medium to another
j.	explain with the aid of diagrams what is meant by critical angle and total internal reflection
k.	recall the conditions necessary for a ray to behave critically
l.	recall the conditions necessary for total internal reflection to occur
m.	perform calculations involving critical angle and total internal reflection
n.	explain what is meant by the dispersion of white light to produce a spectrum
o.	recall what an impure spectrum is and how it may be produced
p.	recall what a pure spectrum is and how a pure spectrum may be produced
q.	recall how the spectral colors may be recombined to produce white light
r.	recall what is meant by an additive primary color
s.	recall that the three additive primary colors for mixing light are red, blue and green
t.	predict what color will result when light of two different primary colors are mixed
u.	recall the meaning of the term ‘secondary colors’
v.	recall that the color of an object is the color of the light that is reflected by that object
w.	predict what the color of an object will be when viewed in light of a particular color

4.	Lenses

a.	recall that lenses cause parallel light rays falling on them to either get closer together (or converge) or get further apart (or diverge), on passing through the lens
b.	recall that converging lenses cause the convergence of parallel light and diverging lenses cause the divergence of parallel light
c.	recall that converging and diverging lenses may be divided into sub-classes depending on the shapes of their faces
d.	recall that converging lenses are thicker in the centre than at the edges, but that diverging lenses are thinner at the centre than at the edges
e.	recall that both converging and diverging lenses may be considered to act like a series of truncated prisms of continuously decreasing and then increasing angle from one end of a diameter to the other
f.	draw ray diagrams showing the effect of (i) a thin converging lens on a narrow beam of parallel light rays travelling near to the axis, and (ii) a thin diverging lens on a narrow beam of parallel light rays travelling parallel to the axis
g.	recall the meanings of the following terms: principal axis; principal plane; principal focus; focal length; focal plane; paraxial ray; magnifi cation
h.	describe and perform experiments to determine the focal length of a converging lens
i.	state the difference in nature between a real image and a virtual image
j.	perform experiments to locate real and virtual images
k.	use the relation magnification = (image distance/object distance) to solve problems
l.	draw ray diagrams to show how images are formed by converging and diverging lenses
m.	use scale drawings to solve problems involving the formation of images by
converging and diverging lenses
n.	use the ‘real is positive’ lens equation to solve problems involving the formation
of images by converging and diverging lenses
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In order for each student to determine their own level of understanding of the High School Physics I will provide free of charge and outside of the sixty (60) minutes class questions to be answered. This of course is optional and solely based on the individual student. I would urge ALL students to answer as many questions as possible so that they would know where they need to improve, but it is optional.
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Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Every class will have questions to be answered outside of the sixty (60) minutes class. This questions and answers will be done free of charge, as it will not be part of the sixty (60) minutes class.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
I will present experiments via the document that I will be teaching from and some experiments if conducted may need parental supervision. These experiments do not need to be executed and are just for knowledge. But if a student has the capability to execute then they are free to do so. These experiments are usually conducted in a lab which is a controlled environment. If a student does not have a safe environment to conduct a parent should NOT allow any student to conduct any experiments.
During the course of seventeen (17) years I have compiled a complete High School Physics tutorial that I have assembled from various text books to keep up with the changing syllabus, as well as to cater for the various learning levels of every student that I have taught. I have tutored to students that were getting Fs and Ds elevated them to Bs and As.

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Brian Birbal
🇨🇦
Lives in Canada
Mathematics & Physics Tutor, Maintenance & Reliability Engineer, Mentor
24 total reviews
91 completed classes

About Me

I have been a Mathematics and Physics private tutor for the past seventeen (17) years. During that time, I have tutored over four hundred (400) students ages 15 to 18 who were not very academically inclined and who were getting Fs and Ds and... 
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