# Refractive index

by Petar Mali
Tags: index, refractive
 P: 290 Maxwell theory $$n=\sqrt{\epsilon_r \mu_r$$ Refractive index for water is $$n=1,33$$. For water $$\epsilon_r=81, \mu_r=1$$ so it should be $$n=9$$ Why we have so big anomaly for water?
 Quote by Petar Mali Maxwell theory $$n=\sqrt{\epsilon_r \mu_r$$ Refractive index for water is $$n=1,33$$. For water $$\epsilon_r=81, \mu_r=1$$ so it should be $$n=9$$ Why we have so big anomaly for water?