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CBSE - X - Physics - Light - Reflection and Refraction

what are rarer medium and denser medium?

Asked by abhishek roy 3rd March 2013, 10:27 AM
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IF we are talking about density, then a denser medium if the one which has a higher mass per unit volume and a rarer medium is the one with lower.
In context of optics, the medium having higher refractive index is called a denser medium and the other one is called rarer.
Answered by Expert 3rd March 2013, 8:46 PM

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