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Fermat's principle states that: The path of a ray of light between two points is the path that minimizes the travel time. The same principle can be applied to different situations. This java applet give you an example of such application.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: October 21, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 30, 2007
Submitter: Fu-Kwun Hwang

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School
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Language: English
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Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

A neat demonstration of why light bends when traversing one material into
another.