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NinaPeters

  • 4 years ago

How do you find the index of refraction?

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  1. RaiStaine
    • 4 years ago
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    refractive index = sine(incident angle)/sine(refractive angle) ...?

  2. NinaPeters
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    HOw do you identify the angles?

  3. mitosuki
    • 4 years ago
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    Here is an example I found over in the internet. A ray of light has an angle of incidence of 36.0 degrees on a block of quartz and an angle of refraction of 20.0 degrees. What is the index of refraction for the block of quartz? refractive index = sine(incident angle)/sine(refractive angle) =(sin 36)/(sin 20) =1.719 http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090110063902AAkwJoh And the next link is more info on it: http://webphysics.davidson.edu/faculty/dmb/edibleopticalmaterials/find_n_background.htm

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