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Homework Help: What does "constringence" mean in relation to light?

  1. Mar 20, 2005 #1
    What does "constringence" mean in relation to light?

    I know it has something to do with dispersion, but I cant find any information on constringence anywhere.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 21, 2005 #2
    Constringence is the dispersivity (also known as Abbe number) of a material. For the exact definition, visit any website with information on optics-try
    www.explore-physics.com[/URL] .
    Regards,
    Einstone.
     
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