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Homework Help: Speed of light in certain medium

  1. Oct 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Light travels at different speed through different materials. If it travels at speed c1 in a medium of refractive index 1.2, what is its speed in a medium of refractive index 1.6

    a. 1.3 c1
    b. 0.67 c1
    c. 2 c1
    d. 1.7 c1
    e. 0.55 c1

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    n1 v1 = n2 v2

    v2 = v1 * n1/n2 = 1.2/1.6 * c1 = 0.75 c1 ??
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  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2


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    Your answer is correct, but there is no choice!
    Check the question. Whether the light is entering from air to medium in both the case?
  4. Oct 20, 2009 #3
    Hi Mr. rl.bhat

    That's all the question. Thanks a lot for your help :smile:
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