Lesson Plan: Deviation due to a Prism Physics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to determine the effect of the shape and refractive index of a prism on the path taken through it by light rays.
Students will be able to
- diagrammatically derive and apply the formula for deviation, ,
- graphically demonstrate and use the formula for minimum deviation incidence angle, ,
- use the thin prism approximation formula, .
Students should already be familiar with
- Snell’s law.
Students will not cover