Worksheet: Ray Tracing

In this worksheet, we will practice representing the paths of light rays that pass through regions of various media that have various shapes.

Q1:

Which of the following is a correct representation of the path that could be taken by a light ray from the point 𝐴 to the point 𝐵? The light ray does not interact with anything between the two points.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q2:

The diagram shows a semicircular object and some lines which could be the optical axis of the object. Which line correctly represents the optical axis?

  • AIII
  • BIV
  • CV
  • DII
  • EI

Q3:

Which of the following is a correct representation of the path that could be taken by a light ray from the point 𝐴 to the point 𝐵? The light ray does not interact with anything between the two points.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q4:

The diagram shows a curved object and some lines that could be the optical axis of the object. Which line correctly represents the optical axis?

  • AI
  • BIII
  • CIV
  • DV
  • EII

Q5:

Which of the following diagrams could correctly represent the paths of a set of parallel light rays that arrive at the surface of the curved object shown?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

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