Refraction of Light

Refraction of Light

Physics – Leaving Cert

Quick Notes

Refraction of Light

Refraction is the bending of light on passing from one medium to another of differing density.

This occurs due to the different densities of the two media.

When light goes from less dense to more dense medium, it bends towards the normal.

When light goes from more dense to less dense medium it bends away from the normal.

Laws of Refraction:

The incident ray, the normal at the point of incidence and the refracted ray are all in the...

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