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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter 20.1-20.3: Reading Notes

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1 Nov 2016
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Long range repulsive force: force requiring no contact. Like charges exert repulsive forces on each other. Opposite charges (positive/negative) exert a
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 18.3: Optical Axis, Total Internal Reflection, Virtual Image

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27 Sep 2016
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When light rays cross the boundary between air and glass part of the light is reflected and part of the light is refracted. Refraction: the transmissio
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 17.1: Physical Optics, Diffraction, Wind Wave

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31 Aug 2016
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Models of light: models that explain the behavior of light in different physical situations (1) the wave model: most applicable model of light, under m
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 18.5: Cornea, Aqueous Humour, Optical Axis

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28 Sep 2016
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Physics 251 reading notes: 18. 5 thin lenses: ray tracing. Lens: transparent material that uses refraction of light rays at curved surfaces to form its
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 21.4: Electric Potential Energy, Electric Potential, Electric Field

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2 Nov 2016
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Parallel plate capacitor: a uniform electric field can be created by placing equal but opposite charges on. 21. 4 calculating the electric potential tw
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 18.2: Specular Reflection, Optical Axis, Curved Mirror

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27 Sep 2016
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Specular reflection: reflection from a smooth, shiny, surface like a mirror. Incident and reflected rays are both in a plane that is normal (or perpend
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 22.1-22.5: Electric Potential, Electric Light, Electric Field

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2 Nov 2016
4
Current: the motion of charges through a material. Charge carriers: the charges that more in a current. The potential difference creates an electric fi
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 21.1-21.3: Electric Potential Energy, Electric Potential, Voltage

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2 Nov 2016
3
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter Notes - Chapter 21.5-21.6: Equipotential, Electrocardiography, Electric Dipole Moment

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2 Nov 2016
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Source charges create an electric potential everywhere in the space around them. The electric potential and electric fields are not two distinct entiti
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PSUPHYS 251Van Hook StephenFall

PHYS 251 Chapter 20.4-20.7: Reading Notes

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2 Nov 2016
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In the field model, it is the alteration of space around charge a that is the agent that exerts a force on charge b. The space around a charge is alter
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