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  • Applications of Light: Scanners: Tutorial with bibliography.
  • Cool Cosmos: Offers lessons and activities for infrared light. Also, includes has online tutorials, games and graphic galleries that related to this topic.
  • Fraunhofer Lines: Prominent Fraunhofer lines in the spectrum of the sun are shown, together with their corresponding wavelengths. Very pretty!
  • History of Optics: Timeline of optics-related historical moments.
  • How Stuff Works: Light: Seven-segment detailed explanation uses drawings and animations to show how light works and how photons are generated, with many related links.
  • Moiré Phenomenon: A book and a downloadable moire demonstration kit for printing on transparencies.
  • Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope: Features hundreds of photomicrographs (photographs through the microscope) of everything from superconductors and high-tech materials to ice cream and beer. Also includes tutorials about microscopy and optics.
  • Nanoptics, Inc., Fiberoptic Tutorial: History, theory and use of fiber optics.
  • Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography: Photo gallery plus directions to make a pinhole camera, take pictures and develop them. Also, links to other pinhole camera sites.
  • Optical Fibres Project: How optical fibers work, and information on reflection, refraction, Snell's Law, total internal reflection and critical angles.
  • Optics Exercises and Tutorial: (Univ of Florida). A sample electronic lecture or worksheet.
  • Optics for Kids: An overview of the basics of optics suitable for elementary school children. Also discusses careers in science and engineering.
  • Polarized Light: Fascinating facts about polarized light, from rainbows to beetles, from viking navigation to LCD displays. Myths and truth about polarized sunglasses. Also a shop with polarized-only items.
  • Reflections In Choppy Water: Why does light reflecting off a lake or ocean appear to be "smeared" into a long strip?.
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM): Learn about the scanning electron microscope and its uses.
  • Sighting the First Sense: Introduction to light. Topics touched upon include reflection, refraction, interference and includes interactive applets to demonstrate theories. Designed by students for the ThinkQuest Internet Challenge 2000.
  • The Speed of Light: Describes how the speed of light was measured. Includes curriculum-based science quizzes about light for K-12 (grades 4 to 7) students.
  • Tux Teaches Photonics: A collection of information, lessons and quizes about photonics, taught by Tux.
  • WebTOP: A 3D interactive computer graphics system that instructors can use to help teach optics, and that students can use to simulate and visualize optical phenomena to help them learn about optics.


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