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Light through two media

  1. Nov 11, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    I was asked that as light travels between two media, what happens to its frequency, wavelength and velocity.



    2. Relevant equations

    frequency= c/ wavelength

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I want to say that the frequency remains the same while the velocity and wavelength change, based on the difference of the index of refraction between the two media. But because frequency remains constant, their changes are indirectly proportional so that the frequency stays the same. Is this correct?
     
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