6A42.51 - Prisms - Prism Glasses
The prism glasses are designed using right angle prisms so that you can lay down flat on your back and still watch television.
The most common use for the prisms is to use them in conjunction with a white light projector to produce a rainbow spectrum. With the larger plastic prisms and a laser the angles of refraction and total internal reflection can be demonstrated.
Labeled pictures of some of the specialty prisms are also shown above.
- Jai Lucio Padros Ribeiro, "Bed Prism Spectacles", TPT, Vol. 54, #1, Jan. 2018, p. 18.
- Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Reflection by Porro Prisms", TPT, Vol. 48, #4, Apr. 2010, p. 240.
- T. A. McMath and Mario Glavacic, "A Fast and Accurate Technique with the Prism Spectrometer", TPT, Vol. 26, #7, Oct. 1988, p. 461.
- E. Scott Barr, "Letters: A Versatile Prism", TPT, Vol. 26, #1, Jan. 1988, p. 9.
- E. Scott Barr, "A Versatile Prism", TPT, Vol. 26, #1, Jan. 1988, p. 8.
- G. B. Friedmann, "Limits of Deviation by a Prism", AJP, Vol. 55, #12, Dec. 1987, p. 1139.
- N. Gauthier, "Wavelength Dependence of the Refractive Index", TPT, Vol. 25, #8, Nov. 1987, p. 502.
- Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Porro's Prism", TPT, Vol. 25, #4, Apr. 1987, p. 228.
- Michael D. Edmiston, "Measuring Refraction Indices", TPT, Vol. 24, #3, Mar. 1986, p. 160.
- Earl Zwicker and Gerard Lietz, "The Sail-Cart: A Free Giveaway", TPT, Vol. 20, #9, Dec. 1982, p. 622.
- Frank S. Crawford, "Why is White Light Dispersed by a Prism?", TPT, Vol. 17, #9, Dec. 1979, p. 583.
- Dileep V. Sathe, "A New Method for the Refractive Index of a Prism", TPT, Vol. 16, #8, Nov. 1978, p. 560.
- Stephanie Taylor and Everett Hafner, "Turning a Perfect Corner", AJP, Vol. 47, #1, Jan. 1979, p. 113.
- S. Waldenstrom and K. Razi Naqvi, "A Simple Accurate Alternative to the Minimum-Deviation Method for the Determination of the Refractive Index of a Prism", AJP, Vol. 46, #10, Oct. 1978, p. 1009.
- Katie Peek, "Turn the World Upside Down", Popular Science, June 2015, p. 70.
- Of-1, 2, 3, 4, Om-7: Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- Wallace A. Hilton, "G-1", Experiments in Optical Physics, p. 8.
- Wallace A. Hilton, "G-2", Experiments in Optical Physics, p. 10.
- George M. Hopkins, "Prisms", Experimental Science, p. 202.
- T. Kallard, "The Reversing (Dove) Prism", Exploring Laser Light, p. 33.
- Jearl Walker, "6.73, Rearview Mirror", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 270.
- Gordon McComb, "Other Optical Components", Lasers, Ray Guns, & Light Cannons, p. 38 - 39.
- John H. Moore, Christopher C. Davis, and Michael A. Coplan, "Prisms", Building Scientific Apparatus 2nd Edition, p. 149 - 154.
- C. Harvey Palmer, "Experiment A4: Demonstration of the Redirective Properties of Prisms and Plane Mirror Devices", Optics - Experiments and Demonstrations, John Hopkins Press, 1962.
- Joseph Frick, "#166 - Prisms", Physical Technics: Or, Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in Physics and the Construction of Physical Apparatus with the Most Limited Means", p. 192.
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