Mon December 19, 2011 By: Nishmita Bandekar

why does the beam of white light reflect in a prism? how does this happens?

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Mon December 19, 2011
any light ray when is incident on any surface, reflects back. if the medium is transparent, then a portion is refracted. alittle absorption also takes place.
in prism, due to different speed of different colour of light, dispersion also take place.
be specific, what do you want to know.
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