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Atmospheric Optics Concepts
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This physics department site features an indexing page for a variety of pages pertaining to atmospheric optics. Topics include rainbows, halos, auroras, mirages, star twinkling, sunsets, green flashes, coronas, and more. Excellent diagrams and clear explanations.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Conservation of Energy
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This site is from the Physics Department at Georgia State University. The conservation of energy as a fundamental conservation law is presented and compared to other conservation laws (momentum and angular momentum). Links to further information are provided.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Conservation of Energy as a Fundamental Principle
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See how this principle translates in to fluids and the Bernoulli equation as well as into electric circuits and the voltage law and finally into heat and thermodynamics through the first law of thermodynamics.

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08/28/2023
Crossed Polarizers
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At this univeristy physics department site, the polarization of light is explained and illustrated. Methods for analyzing light to determine the degree of polarization are stated and explained with equations.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Diffraction
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This physics department site provides links about the diffraction of light. Each page includes thorough explanations and meaningful graphics. Some pages include interactive problem-solving practice sections.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Diffraction of Sound
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This site's entry is a discussion of diffraction and its application to acoustics and acoustical design. Exceptional illustrations and great discussion throughout.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Dispersion
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The phenomenon of light dispersion is explained with a formula and a practice form for calculating Abbe's number.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Earth Orbits
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An equation for the law of universal gravitation is stated. The weight equation (W=m*g) is related to the law. An interactive Javascript form allows the user to practice determining the force of gravity and the acceleration of gravity for various locations about the earth.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Elastic Potential Energy
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This site from Georgia State University Physics Department defines elastic potential energy and explains its origin. Provides an equation for computing elastic potential energy and an opportunity to practice solving problems with an automated problem-solver.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Electric Potential Energy
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This site from Georgia State University defines electric potential energy and relates it to the concept of electric potential. Discusses the idea of a reference point or a zero potential location.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Electron Spin
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An excellent overview of electron spin, what it means in non-mathematical terms and quantum mechanical terms.

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08/28/2023
Energy of Falling Object
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This site is from the Physics Department at Georgia State University. The reliance upon the law of conservation of energy as an approach to problem-solving is presented and encouraged. It is modeled through a problem involving a free-falling object.

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08/28/2023
GeoPhysics: Minerals
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This is a resource for students to use in their study of minerals. It begins with a general description that includes the list of essential characteristics of a "mineral." Minerals are then grouped alphabetically. Selecting a name provides large colorful pictures from the Smithsonian and a description. There are also special sections for Carbonates, Oxides, Sulfides and Sulfates, and Phosphates.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Georgia University: Refraction of Light and Snell's Law
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The meaning and cause of refraction--as well as Snell's law of refraction--are discussed. Includes an interactive problem-solving form in which visitors relate angles of refraction to the incident angle and the indices of refraction.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Gravitational Potential Energy
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This site defines and explains the concept of gravitational potential energy. Uses many equations and graphics to illustrate the idea. Provides an online computational practice set with immediate feedback.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Heat Convection
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Using understandable words and exceptional graphics, this page describes the transfer of energy by means of the convection process. Contains several links to related topics.

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Georgia State University
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08/28/2023
Heat and Thermodynamics
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Georgia State University Physics Department privides an incredibly thorough treatment of the laws of thermodynamics. Multiple pages; many informative graphics; opportunities to practice problems and receive immediate feedback.

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Georgia State University
Date Added:
08/28/2023
Holography
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A definition and explanation of holography. Explains the process of making holograms and discusses the history and properties of holograms.

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Georgia State University
Date Added:
08/28/2023