7B10.17 - Prism Spectrometer

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Prism Spectrometer
Area of Study:
Modern Physics
Pasco student spectrometer with prism, light sources.

Place the prism onto the stage of the spectrometer and calibrate.  This will take considerable time so make allowances.  Then place the desired light source in front of the slit.

  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "The Spectrometer", TPT, Vol. 50, # 3, Mar. 2012, p. 152.
  • Wallace A. Hilton, "Large Scale Demonstration of the Minimum Angle of Deviation", TPT, Vol. 42, #4, Apr. 2004, p. 251.
  • F. El-Ghussein, J. M. Wrobel, M. B. Kruger, "Dispersion Measurements with Minimum and Maximum Deviated Beams", AJP, Vol. 74, # 10, Oct. 2006, p. 888.
  • Wallace A. Hilton, "S-2", Experiments in Optical Physics, p. 49.
  • "Index of Refraction; Simple Spectrometer", Selective Experiments in Physics, CENCO, 1962.
  • "A Study of Spectra", Selective Experiments in Physics, CENCO, 1962.
  • "The Prism Spectrometer", Selective Experiments in Physics, CENCO, 1962.

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