Optical Board - Plane Mirror

Purpose

To demonstrate reflection from a plane mirror.
 

Equipment

Optical board with plane mirror.

 

Suggestions

Adjacent concave and convex lenses are used to produce a parallel beam of light rays.
 

Images

l2-01

Description

This demonstration shows that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. Use colored slits to show that this is good for all colors. (There is no chromatic aberration in a reflecting telescope.) 
 

References

J. C. Martinez-Anton, Apparatus for Teaching Physics: A Technique for Making Brighter Rays, TPT 32, 424-425 (1994). ◙Alex J. Dragt, Lie Albegraic Theory of Geometrical Optics and Optical Aberrations, Journal of the Optical Society of America 72,◙372-379. ◙Diagram of Optical Experiments, Ealing Catalog. ◙Experiments on Optics Board Using a Mirror Arrangement That Gives Three Rays to Trace (handwritten), Allen Mincer. ◙Lecture Demonstration Calculations Sheets. ◙Lecture Demonstration List of Optical Board Demonstrations.