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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 25: 7-12 Assignment

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Physics 25: 7-12 Resolution and Microscope


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 25: Sections 7 to 12

Study Points

Study Points

Key Equations

Rayleigh criterion θ   =   1.22   λ D Minimum angular separation
Resolving Power s   =   f   θ   =   f   1.22   λ D Minimum linear separation

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Telescopes

Study Activity

Use the Telescope simulator to see how changing eyepiece and objective size optimize viewing for different types of objects.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!