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Index of Refraction and Snell's Law

Index of Refraction and Snell's Law

In this video from the ICT Center, learn about the index of refraction and Snell's law. Review a simple example of refraction, the speed of light in materials, and the formula for calculating the index of refraction. Explore a table of the refractive indices of common media and materials used in fiber optics and semiconductors. Finally, examine Snell's law to understand the relationship between incident and refracted angles. The video runs 4:04 and is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can save the resource and download the video as well.

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