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Re: Optics B/C

Postby JSGandora » August 29th, 2011, 7:24 am

Any significant changes in topic from last year?

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Postby zyzzyva980 » August 29th, 2011, 1:45 pm

We will not know for sure until official rules comes out. Odds are no, since there wasn't really a specific topic last year.
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Postby Infinity Flat » August 29th, 2011, 2:57 pm

JSGandora wrote:Any significant changes in topic from last year?

Probably not. The laser shoot should be a lot different though.
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Re: Optics B/C

Postby JSGandora » August 29th, 2011, 3:23 pm

Ah, I see. Will learning optics from a typical high school textbook be enough? Or do I need more? If so, how much more?

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Postby fishman100 » August 30th, 2011, 6:43 am

JSGandora wrote:Ah, I see. Will learning optics from a typical high school textbook be enough? Or do I need more? If so, how much more?


I wouldn't count on having a high school textbook as my only resource. IDK how much optics-related material is in your textbook but it's always best to have multiple resources.
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Re: Optics B/C

Postby JSGandora » September 2nd, 2011, 7:42 pm

Has the Thick Lens Equation ever been tested on before?

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Re: Optics B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » September 3rd, 2011, 12:42 pm

for div b i thought it was only thin....?
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Re: Optics B/C

Postby JSGandora » September 3rd, 2011, 3:08 pm

How about for Division C?

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Postby Infinity Flat » September 3rd, 2011, 3:16 pm

JSGandora wrote:How about for Division C?

It can't hurt to know it, but it's not something you should focus on.
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Re: Optics B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 3rd, 2011, 6:03 pm

Infinity Flat wrote:
JSGandora wrote:How about for Division C?

It can't hurt to know it, but it's not something you should focus on.

You do have a binder, so its okay to put in really obscure things that you think might just come up.
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Postby smartkid222 » September 3rd, 2011, 7:20 pm

quizbowl wrote:
Infinity Flat wrote:
JSGandora wrote:How about for Division C?

It can't hurt to know it, but it's not something you should focus on.

You do have a binder, so its okay to put in really obscure things that you think might just come up.

Yeah, but somtimes it's hard to utilize something that's in the binder if you've never practiced with it before or done a sample problem.
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Re: Optics B/C

Postby JSGandora » September 3rd, 2011, 7:24 pm

Well, as long as I know the equation it's fairly simple to plug in the numbers. But for conceptual things, that's a different story.

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Postby blue cobra » September 3rd, 2011, 7:43 pm

I understand the Doppler Effect qualitatively, but could someone please help me understand how to do quantitative problems with it?
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Re: Optics B/C

Postby chalker » September 3rd, 2011, 8:51 pm

blue cobra wrote:I understand the Doppler Effect qualitatively, but could someone please help me understand how to do quantitative problems with it?



Check out the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppler_effect
It's got some good formulas and links to other sites that let you simulate it.

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