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written by Michael Davidson
published by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This is an interactive tutorial on the topic of light refraction.  It integrates background information with related Java simulations that allow you to explore the effects of refraction through a variety of mediums, refraction by a prism, light refraction observed in everyday life, and less common refractive effects such as mirage and looming images.  

This item is part of a larger Microscopy Primer developed by the National High Magnetic Field at Florida State University.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Refraction - Flat Surfaces
= Refractive Index
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
Huygens, Simulations, Snell's Law, critical angle, light, light refraction, light simulation, optics, prism, refractive index, total internal reflection
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M. Davidson, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/refractionintro.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Refraction of Light, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/refractionintro.html>.
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Davidson, M. (2007, December 15). Molecular Expressions: Refraction of Light. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/refractionintro.html
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Refraction of Light. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, December 15, 2007. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/refractionintro.html (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Refraction of Light. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 2003. 15 Dec. 2007. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/refractionintro.html>.
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Is Part Of http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/

This is a link to the complete Optical Microscopy Primer by the same authors.  It contains sections on electromagnetic radiation, particle/wave duality, fluorescence, reflection and refraction, diffraction, interference, color, human vision, and geometrical optics.

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