Huygen's principle on waves.

1. Oct 25, 2016

Aliasa

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3. The attempt at a solution

Okay, it is not an assignment question. I am just looking for an explanation regarding something I read. Why is the diagonal distance travel time(^-1) equal to $$(n_2 - n_1){(\frac{1}{c_1} + \frac{1}{c_2})}$$ ?

2. Oct 25, 2016

BvU

3. Oct 25, 2016

olivermsun

Did you try to equate the two paths? If so, where did you get stuck?