6A42.53 - Blackboard Optics - Prism

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Blackboard Optics - Prism
Refraction & Dispersion
Area of Study:
Blackboard Optics kit 12 VDC power supply, Dry Erase Blackboard on wheels

The blackboard optics unit is pretty self explanatory, however there is a pamphlet on its use with the unit and in the file. Do Not run the power supply for the light bulb over 12 volts.

  • Terry Scott, "A Demonstration of Total Internal Reflection", TPT, Vol. 18, # 2, Feb. 1980, p. 146. 
  • O-205:  "Giant Acrylic Prism with Laser",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • Harvard Instructional Physics Labs, "Geometrical Optics; Refraction and Dispersion",  https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~scphys/
  • Robert P. Crease, "Experimentum Crucis: Newton's Decomposition of Sunlight with Prisms", The Prism & The Pendulum, Ch. 4, p. 58 - 76.

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