# Physics Tutorials Section 12. Optics

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In the Optics section of Physics we explore Physics Tutorials which guide your through the various skills and learning material within this section. We also provide online Optics Calculators which allow you to calculate specific Optics formula in support of the tutorials or to check and verify your own calculations in support of your homework, coursework or thesis.

In this section, light features including propagation of light, electric and magnetic vectors, speed, visible spectrum, media of propagation, shadows, umbra and penumbra are explained. Then, the section continues with elements of physical optics like reflection (regular and diffuse) and refraction including specific concepts like critical angle, index of refraction and total internal reflection accompanied with the corresponding laws. Then, concepts pertaining to physical optics such as interference, diffraction, polarization and dispersion of light are explained in detail. Towards the end of section you will encounter more advanced concepts like the Doppler Effect and elements of geometrical optics such as reflection in plane and curved mirrors, converging and diverging lenses, etc. The last topic included in this section discusses the power of lensed and human eye as a natural lens.

In this Optics section of Physics we cover the following topics:

Optics Learning Material and Optics Study Aide
Tutorial IDTitleTutorialVideo
Tutorial
Revision
Notes
Revision
Questions
12.1Features of Light
12.2Reflection of Light
12.3Refraction of Light
12.4Interference and Diffraction of Light
12.5Dispersion of Light
12.6Polarization of Light
12.7The Doppler Effect
12.8Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors
12.9Lenses. Equation of Lenses. Image Formation of Lenses
12.10Power of Lenses. The Human Eye
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### Optics Calculators

The following Physics Calculators are provided in support of the Optics tutorials.