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Dispersion by a rectangular prism

  1. Sep 24, 2012 #1
    When white light passes through a rectangular prism, will dispersion occur? Will emerging light ray comes out as a single white light ray or as seven different colors?
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  3. Sep 24, 2012 #2


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    As long as the sides the light enters and exits through are at different angles, dispersion will occur.
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