Refraction of Light

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Postby island » Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:43 pm

Refraction or bending of light waves has been mentioned in several topics on this board.

In looking around the Internet I found a site with an interactive tool that illustrates light refraction. This tool allows one to change the angle the light, the type of light (white or monochromatic) and for the latter the color of the light waves.

This tool allows one to see some of what Fresnel was exploring when conducting his studies of light.

Here it is. Have fun.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:01 pm

That is pretty neat. I will have to read the article when I have more time.

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Postby Optics » Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:49 am


A very interesting site. The best animation I have seen for refraction.

Thanks for pointing out the site.
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:15 pm


Let me echo Tom and Stephen ...

Thought the site enlightening ... thanks for he find

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Postby plebetkin » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:36 am

I had seen that site a long time ago and lost the reference when my favorites was destroyed. Thanks for posting it. It's a great site.
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