Students will learn why light refracts when entering different substances like water, glass, etc. and how to calculate the angle of refraction using Snell's Law.
Considers the refraction of light, Snell’s Law, the index of refraction, and angles of incidence and refraction.
Understand why a ray of light passes from one point to another in such a way that the time taken is a minimum which indeed results in the law of refraction.
Learn about refraction, reflection, and total internal reflection in the context of a light ray passing into and out of a diamond.
Explains Snell's Law and how to solve a standard physics Snell's law problem.
Real world application of knowledge of scattering and refraction of light.
Calculate index of refraction of different substances based on their angles of refraction, and vice versa. Explain why light looks bent when it travels through different media.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Refraction.
This guide looks at geometric optics: reflection, refraction, Snell's law, total internal reflection, ray diagram, real and virtual images, mirrors, and lenses.