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3rd of March 2017
Physics
Q:

Light enters from air to medium X.Its speed in medium Z becomes 1.5X10 raise to the power 8 m/S.Speed of light in air is 3X10 raise to the power 8 m/s.Find the refractive index of medium X?

Nisha_vini29 - CBSE - Class X

Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 22:19:PM

A:

Hi Nisha,

Refractive index is the ratio of speed of light in air/vacuum to that in a medium.

Therefore, the refractive index of the medium is

begin mathsize 12px style straight n equals straight c over straight v
therefore straight n equals fraction numerator 3 cross times 10 to the power of 8 over denominator 1.5 cross times 10 to the power of 8 end fraction equals 2 end style

Friday, March 03, 2017 at 18:20:PM