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Index of Refraction of Common Materials (***Includes Awesome Applet!!!):

http://www.ps.missouri.edu/rickspage/refract/refraction.html

 

Light Test (Good Generalization):

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phys1010/phys1010_fa05/lectures/class26-11-22.pdf

 

Geometrical Optics (Ray Tracing); ***Awesome Applet:

http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/viewtopic.php?p=1542&np=1&nt=1146817297

 

Young's Double Slit Diffraction Experiment:

http://online.cctt.org/physicslab/content/PhyAPB/lessonnotes/twosourceinterference/doubleslitinterference.asp

http://physicslearning.colorado.edu/website_new/Common/ViewDemonstration.asp?Topic=6&SubSubtopic=6A20.10&DemoCode=6A20.10

Thin Film Interference:

http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/PY106/Diffraction.html

http://www.gg.caltech.edu/~zhukov/applets/film/applet.html

 

Complicated Stuff:

http://www.luxpop.com/

 

UVA, UVB, and UVC:

http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Cancer/Sunsense/UV_Radiation.htm

Rayleigh Scattering (Blue Skies!!!):

Elastic collisions make 0 difference in energy between incident and scattered photons

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/atmos/blusky.html

 

Types of Polarization (Highly Complicated Mathematically):

http://physics.tamuk.edu/~suson/html/4323/polar.html

 

SCATTERING!!!

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/atmos/scattercon.html#c1

Compton Scattering

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/quantum/comptint.html#c1

 

Raman Scattering

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/atmos/raman.html#c1

Raman Scattering:

Raman scattering occurs because a molecular vibration can change the polarizability.  The difference in energy between the incident photon and the Raman scattered photon is equal to the energy of a vibration of the scattering molecule.
http://www.kosi.com/raman/resources/tutorial/
 

Skin Cancer:

http://www.sunsmart.com.au/article.asp?ContentID=skin_cancer_and_ultraviolet_ra
 

Color (Eye perception and Computer Color):

http://www.student.kuleuven.ac.be/~m0216922/CG/color.html
http://habitat.igc.org/faces/cyan-1.html
 

Sunglasses:

http://travel.howstuffworks.com/sunglass6.htm

http://travel.howstuffworks.com/sunglass1.htm

What makes Glass Transparent:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question404.htm

 

Other Questions:

You Pick!:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/light14.htm
Transparent and Opaque:                                                                 http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy00/phy00856.htm
UV needs from some Animals: Reptiles and Amphibians:           http://www.reptilesdownunder.com/reptile/enclosure/uvlighting.php
 

 

 

 

INVISIBILITY:
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/cudos//research/plasmon.html
http://dukenews.duke.edu/2006/10/cloakdemo.html (MOVIE!!!)
http://solomon.as.utexas.edu/magnetar.html
 
Neg. Index of Refraction:
http://physicsweb.org/articles/world/16/5/3
http://www.ece.duke.edu/~dschurig/papers/thesis.pdf
 
Blackbody Radiation Answered (Visible vs. Infrared):
http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Absorption_of_Light
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy00/phy00405.htm