App of the Month: Optics Physics

June 1, 2015

Spectroscopy

Volume 30, Issue 6

The Optics Physics app is designed to serve as a pocket dictionary of all optical characteristics and their analyses, with formulas to find various parameters.

 

APP name: Optics Physics

Offered by: Learner's Series

Platforms: Android (requires 2.1 and up)

What it does: The Optics Physics app is designed to serve as a pocket dictionary of all optical characteristics and their analyses, with formulas to find various parameters. Areas of study include reflection, laws of reflection, spherical mirrors, formation of image by a spherical mirror, relation between focal length and radius of curvature, law of distances–mirror equation, magnification, linear magnification, refraction of light, laws of refraction, total internal reflection, and critical angle.

Cost: Free