Physics (Optics) (Camel) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Camel Micros
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #79

Aimed at the secondary 13-18 age group, this program enables students to undertake physics experiments which would normally require classroom blackout.

Side one offers three sub-programs: reflection at a flat surface, concave mirrors and calculations. The first part gives an explanation of angle of incidence equalling angle or reflection and then invites five entries of angles up to 45 degrees - careful, as wrong numbers produce 'nonsense in Basic' to appear and then the listing! After the graphic display, questions are asked and then a return to the menu.

We watch a concave mirror being constructed, followed by definitions of C, r and f; and then the demonstrations of beams reflected from the mirror. Questions follow, leading to further explanations, experiments, questions, etc.

Calculations teaches 1/V + 1/U + 1/F and V/U + I/S and sets examples to ensure they are understood - unfortunately another bug has appeared: 3th set?

Side two offers lens simulation, tutorial or instructions and the style is similar to that used on side one.


Other Spectrum 48K Game Reviews By T.W.

  • The Talisman Front Cover
    The Talisman
  • Maths Utilities Pack 1 Front Cover
    Maths Utilities Pack 1
  • The Jewel Of Power Front Cover
    The Jewel Of Power
  • Alcatraz II Front Cover
    Alcatraz II
  • Tapper Front Cover
  • Blockbuster Front Cover
  • Halley's Comet Front Cover
    Halley's Comet
  • Clever Dick Front Cover
    Clever Dick
  • Buriabeast Front Cover
  • The Unit Trust Program Front Cover
    The Unit Trust Program