# Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!

• wolram
In summary, the conversation discussed the topic of light and its properties, including traveling in straight lines, reflection, refraction, and bending caused by changing speed. The carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" was referenced in the conversation, specifically the line "Oh - Sin theta-one times index one is equal to Sin theta-two times index two!" The conversation also mentioned the carol "Deck the Halls V2.1" and a humorous comment from user OmCheeto.
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Have a happy and peaceful holiday

Borek, ProfuselyQuarky, epenguin and 5 others
OH - SIN THETA-ONE TIMES INDEX ONE
(Melody: God Rest Ye merry, Gentlemen)

Light travels in straight lines,
that is unless somehow it's turned.
It can reflect (or bounce right back),
But that's quite eas'ly learned.
Refraction is the property
with which we're now concerned:

Chorus:
Oh - Sin theta-one times index one
is equal to
Sin theta-two times index two!

Refraction is the bending
which is caused by changing speed.
When entering at an angle,
light will bend, and then proceed--
to travel in a new straight line,

Oh - Sin theta-one times index one
is equal to
Sin theta-two times index two!

Now since the bending's caused by changing speed, we have a clue
To calculate light's speed in any medium, (it's true!)
n-one v-one is equal to n-two times v-two.

Oh - Sin theta-one times index one
is equal to
Sin theta-two times index two!

When slowing down the light bends 'toward the normal' as they say.
When speeding-up it will bend from the normal away --
Until the angle critical is reached to our dismay!

Oh - Sin theta-one times index one
is equal to
Sin theta-two times index two!

(Source: http://www.wesleyan.edu/physics/fun_stuff/physics_carols.html#1a)

Ibix, OmCheeto and jtbell
dkotschessaa said:

Ah! Hahahaha!

3. DECK THE HALLS V2.1

Deck the halls with spools of wire.. Fa, la, la, etc.
...

@OmCheeto Yeah. I LOLed when I saw that one and then realized that would have been a better one to post.

OmCheeto

## What does "Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!" mean?

"Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!" is a common greeting used during the holiday season to express well wishes and happiness to others during this time of year.

## Why is it important to wish someone a joyful holiday season?

Wishing someone a joyful holiday season is important because it spreads positive energy and shows that you care for their well-being and happiness during this special time of year.

## What are some appropriate responses to "Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!"?

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## Is "Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!" only for a specific holiday?

No, "Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!" can be used for any holiday during the winter season, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year's.

## Can "Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!" be used in a professional setting?

Yes, "Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season!" is a common and appropriate greeting in both personal and professional settings during the holiday season.

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