Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

ICSE - X - Physics - Spectrum

what is lateral dispersion?

Asked by KAMLESH sahu 6th March 2013, 7:07 PM
Answered by Expert



When a ray of light is incident obliquely on a parallel sided glass slab the emergent ray shifts laterally. The perpendicular distance between the direction of the incident ray and emergent ray is called “lateral shift’’.

The factors on which the lateral displacement depends are:

Thickness of the refracting material and the refractive index of the material.

Answered by Expert 11th March 2013, 2:48 PM

Rate this answer

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Report an issue
Your answer has been posted successfully!