refraction of curved surface

Asked by  | 21st Feb, 2010, 08:15: PM

Expert Answer:

Refractive index of medium A with respect to medium B =

Light speed in medium B/Light speed in medium A

Refractive index of glass with respect to water = Light speed in water/Light speed in glass

= (Light speed in water/Light speed in glass)(Light speed in air/Light speed in air)

= (Light speed in air/Light speed in glass)/(Light speed in air/Light speed in water)

= Refractive index of glass w r t air/Refractive index of water w r t air

= (3/2)/(4/3) = 9/8

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Answered by  | 22nd Feb, 2010, 05:54: AM

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