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anonymous
 one year ago
Explain why a ray of light is shifted sideways when it passes through a rectangular prism. What properties of the prism determine how much the light ray is moved
anonymous
 one year ago
Explain why a ray of light is shifted sideways when it passes through a rectangular prism. What properties of the prism determine how much the light ray is moved

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism#Prisms_and_the_nature_of_light

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its actually the structure of the prism that determines the divesion of the light.. lets say the lattce structure/molecuolar arragement or impurities (rarely)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The shape and dispersion of the glass.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for macroscopic optics all what @harishk said is contained in the index of refraction of the material of which the prism is made
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