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Does light receive a spacetime curvature upon refraction?

  1. May 7, 2015 #1

    Atlas3

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    could the bend be described mathematically? Not the vector the curvature.
     
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  3. May 7, 2015 #2

    PeterDonis

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    The bend in what? In the path of the light? That's not spacetime curvature; that's just curvature of the light's path. They're not the same thing.
     
  4. May 7, 2015 #3

    Atlas3

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    Is there quantum effects at intersection? Not necessarily gravity or time. On the photon.
     
  5. May 7, 2015 #4

    PeterDonis

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    If you're talking about photons, you're talking about the quantum model of light. However, you don't need the quantum model of light to explain refraction; the classical model, of light as electromagnetic waves obeying Maxwell's Equations, explains refraction just fine.
     
  6. May 7, 2015 #5

    Atlas3

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    Thank you
     
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