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written by Tom Henderson
This page  features an animated image and a discussion of optics. The animation shows why a pencil looks broken when put in a glass of water.

This tutorial is part of The Physics Classroom. This web site also includes interactive tools to help students with concepts and problem solving, worksheets for student assignments, and recommendations for simple introductory laboratories.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Refractive Index
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- image/gif
- text/html
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© 1996
Keyword:
index of refraction
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Metadata instance created July 12, 2010 by Shane Allison
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July 12, 2010 by Shane Allison
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AIP Format
T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/bp.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: The Broken Pencil, (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/bp.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (1996). The Physics Classroom: The Broken Pencil. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/bp.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: The Broken Pencil. 1996. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/bp.cfm (accessed 21 December 2014).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: The Broken Pencil. 1996. 21 Dec. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/bp.cfm>.
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