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This Shockwave simulation lets you explore what happens when light bends and reflects at a boundary between two different materials, like air and water. The associated physics concepts are Snell's Law and total internal reflection.

Please note that this resource requires Shockwave.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Light
- Geometrical Optics
= Refractive Index
= Total Internal Reflection
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
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- Educators
- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1996 The Physics Classroom
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: refraction, total internal reflection
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 16, 2010 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Sep 16, 2010 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/refraction.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
The Physics Classroom: Refraction of Light, (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/refraction.cfm>.
APA Format
The Physics Classroom: Refraction of Light. (2010, September 1). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from American Association of Physics Teachers: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/refraction.cfm
Chicago Format
American Association of Physics Teachers. The Physics Classroom: Refraction of Light. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, September 1, 2010. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/refraction.cfm (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
The Physics Classroom: Refraction of Light. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1996. 1 Sep. 2010. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/refraction.cfm>.
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