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written by Michael Davidson, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Robert Sutter
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation relating to refraction.  The tutorial explores how particles and waves each behave when refracted through a transparent surface.  This item is part of a larger collection of materials on optics and microscopy developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University.  See Related Materials on this page for links to a full tutorial and a companion simulation relating to light diffraction.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Refraction - Flat Surfaces
- Modern Optics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- application/java
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Keywords:
Huygens Principle, Simulations, optics, refraction, tutorial, wavelets
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Metadata instance created May 1, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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May 12, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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AIP Format
M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, and R. Sutter, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2002), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/particleorwave/refraction/).
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M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, and R. Sutter, Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2002), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/particleorwave/refraction/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Parry-Hill, M., & Sutter, R. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction. Retrieved August 22, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/particleorwave/refraction/
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Parry-Hill, and R. Sutter. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/particleorwave/refraction/ (accessed 22 August 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Robert Sutter. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 2002. 15 June 2006. 22 Aug. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/particleorwave/refraction/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson and Matthew J. Parry-Hill and Robert Sutter", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction}, Publisher = {Olympus America, Inc.}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 August 2014}, Month = {June 15, 2006}, Year = {2002} }
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Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction:

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