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Physical Optics

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Physical Optics

Solved Conceptual Questions of Physical Optics

This page consists of solved conceptual questions on Physical Optics included in the Physics course for all BISE Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, KPK.

Q 1 A soap bubble looks black when it bursts, why?
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Q 2 What is the difference between interference and diffraction?
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Q 3 In Michelson interferometer a second glass plate is also used, why?
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Q 4 How you can explain Brewster’s law of polarization?
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Q 5 What is meant by the path difference with reference to the interference of two wave motion?
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Q 6 Why it is not possible to use the interference where the light beams from the head lamps of a car overlap?
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Q 7 A telephone pole casts a clear shadow in the light from a distant head lamp of a car, but no such effect is noticed for the sound from the car horn. Why?
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Q 8 Why it is not possible to obtain the diffraction of X-rays by Young’s double slits experiment?
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Q 9 Can we apply Huygen’s principle to radar waves?
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Q 10 How would you justify that light waves are transverse?
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