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written by Michael Davidson, Robert Sutter, and Thomas J. Fellers
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation for introductory physics students on the topic of refraction.  It explores how changes to the incident angle and refractive index differential affect the refraction angle of monochromatic light in two unlike media.  Users may choose from more than a dozen materials ranging from low to high refractive index values.  Incident angle and wavelength may also be controlled.  See Related Materials on this page for a link to the authors' full tutorial on light refraction.

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.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Refractive Index
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
Simulations, monochromatic light, optics, refraction, refractive index
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M. Davidson, R. Sutter, and T. Fellers, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionmono/).
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M. Davidson, R. Sutter, and T. Fellers, Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Monochromatic Light, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionmono/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Sutter, R., & Fellers, T. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Monochromatic Light. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionmono/
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, R. Sutter, and T. Fellers. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Monochromatic Light. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionmono/ (accessed 23 November 2014).
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Davidson, Michael, Robert Sutter, and Thomas J. Fellers. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Monochromatic Light. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 2003. 15 June 2006. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionmono/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson and Robert Sutter and Thomas J. Fellers", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Monochromatic Light}, Publisher = {Olympus America, Inc.}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 November 2014}, Month = {June 15, 2006}, Year = {2003} }
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Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Monochromatic Light:

Is Part Of Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Refraction of Light

This is the full tutorial by the same authors on Refraction of Light.  It includes an introduction to basic concepts, such as refractive index, dispersion, and applications of Snell's equation.  Also included are links to six interactive Java simulations relating to refraction.

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