Bending Light

Tue Jan 01 01:01:01 CET 2013

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physics
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Index of Refraction Light Snell's Law Prisms Refraction Reflection Optics Lens Waves Wavelength
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5 -23
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simulation
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Explore bending of light between two media with different indices of refraction. See how changing from air to water to glass changes the bending angle. Play with prisms of different shapes and make rainbows.
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