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Teaching animation: Principle of chromatic aberration

The animation illustrates the principle of chromatic aberration. A lens with a focused light beam is shown. Depending on the choice of color components different focal points are created.

The animation was originally developed as a offline application for Windows and Macintosh systems and for integration into Microsoft PowerPoint slides. The online version presented here serve as a preview. The exe or app file can be downloaded free of charge from members area.

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The animation shows a collection lens that focuses a white light beam. Various color components of the light are refracted differently and therefore create varied focal points.

General information

Title:Teaching animation: Principle of chromatic aberration
Target group:
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Independent learners
Platforms (primary):
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Apple® Macintosh®
  • Resizable without the loss of visual clarity
  • No installation required
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Further animations for PCs

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Snelliussches Brechungsgesetz

Die Animation zeigt eine Linse, das einen Lichtstrahl fokussiert. Aufgrund der sphrischen Aberration entstehen unterschiedliche Fokuspunkte.
Prinzip der sphärischen Aberration

Die Animation zeigt eine Linse, dessen numerische Apertur interaktiv verndert werden kann. In Abhngigkeit von der numerischen Apertur verschiebt sich der Brennpunkt der Linse.
Begriff der numerischen Apertur


Authoring tool: Adobe Animate


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