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- Homework Statement:
- Speed variation in different indices

- Relevant Equations:
- c = λ.f

Hi,

I have this question about the variation of wavelength and frequency as light travels to an environment with a different index.

As we have learnt in class, celerity can change as light enters a different environment, however frequency and wavelenght are independent and remain constant (right?)

So if this is the case, and c = λ.f , I don't understand how celerity can change but λ and f remain constant? Are there different parameters that I have to take into account that I haven't?

Thank you so much for your help!

I have this question about the variation of wavelength and frequency as light travels to an environment with a different index.

As we have learnt in class, celerity can change as light enters a different environment, however frequency and wavelenght are independent and remain constant (right?)

So if this is the case, and c = λ.f , I don't understand how celerity can change but λ and f remain constant? Are there different parameters that I have to take into account that I haven't?

Thank you so much for your help!