Sahyun's Physics Applets in HTML5


Refraction for a transparent material

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Adjust the angle of the light incident on the block by moving the slider. Observe how the refracted beam and refracted angle change.

Choose an incident angle and calculate the refracted angle using Snell's Law: n1Sinθ1 = n2Sinθ2. Measure the angles on the diagram. Do the measured angles match your calculations?

Simulation created Steven Sahyun, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater using code modified from Andrew Duffy's Friction on an incline simulator.

December 19, 2018. v. 1.0.181219 Free

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