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This page contains a short explanation and Java simulation of the physics behind rainbows. It covers the reflection and refraction effects of light inside a water droplet as well as polarization.  A discussion forum regarding this material is also provided.

This is part of the Virtual Physics Laboratory at the National Taiwan Normal University. The applet and HTML files are available for download to registered users.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Color
- Diffraction
- General
- Geometrical Optics
= Rainbow
= Reflection - Curved Surfaces
= Refractive Index
- Polarization
= Polarization by Reflection
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Professional/Practitioners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2004 Fu-Kwun Hwang
Keywords:
Law of Refraction, Rainbows, Sunlight, polarization, rainbow, water
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created April 1, 2004 by Matthew Meizlish
Record Updated:
January 23, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
January 28, 2004
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Author: Robert Green
Posted: August 17, 2009 at 11:54PM
Source: The Nucleus collection

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F. Hwang, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=44.0).
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F. Hwang, NTNU Java: Physics of Rainbow (2004), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=44.0>.
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Hwang, F. (2004, January 28). NTNU Java: Physics of Rainbow. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=44.0
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Physics of Rainbow. January 28, 2004. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=44.0 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Physics of Rainbow. 2004. 28 Jan. 2004. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=44.0>.
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