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Homework Help: Light questions

  1. Dec 21, 2007 #1
    Light travels from medium C to medium D. The angle of incidence is larger than the angle of refraction. Which medium has the lower index of refraction? Explain your logic.
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  3. Dec 21, 2007 #2


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    We don't spoon feed here. Show your effort.
  4. Dec 21, 2007 #3


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    I'll spoon feed you a hint. Study Snell's law.
  5. Dec 21, 2007 #4
    oh~~~~~ i got it thank you very much
  6. Dec 21, 2007 #5
    I got this answer: Fast medium will have smaller index of refraction because you cant refract the light by more than 90 degrees.
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