Geometric Optics

Geometric Optics

Physics – Leaving Cert

Quick Notes

Geometric Optics

Properties of light

Light is a form of energy. As such it can be converted into other forms of energy.

We can demonstrate this using a Solar cell – this is a device which converts light energy into electrical energy.

Light travels in straight lines – this is why shadows have straight edges.

Reflection of Light

Reflection of light is the bouncing of light off an object

Plane Mirrors

There are two types of reflection

Diffuse reflection – w...

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