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Light and glass

  1. Aug 28, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone! Just wondering why when light hits glass it can pass through and be reflected at the same time. I'd like the classical and quantum explanation if possible. Also try to keep it simple. Thank you!
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  3. Aug 28, 2014 #2


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    Have you done any research on your own? This is the kind of thing that the internet will give you good answers on and it's always a good idea to DO some research on your own. Just look up something like "compare reflection and refraction" as a start.
  4. Aug 28, 2014 #3


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    If you can get hold of a copy of Feynman's book "QED: The strange theory of light and matter" that's the best simple explanation around.
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