Detail Page

Item Picture
Refraction of Light Package
written by Andrew Duffy
The Refraction of Light Package explores light traveling through media of difference indices of refraction. The user can change the beginning and end points of the light ray as well as the location of the light at the interface and note what light path minimizes light travel time and thereby develop Snell's Law.

The Refraction and Least Time Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_bu_Refraction_Snell.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Geometrical Optics
= Refraction - Flat Surfaces
= Refractive Index
= Straight Line Propagation
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
  • Currently 1.0/5

Rated 1.0 stars by 1 person

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights:
Free access
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Snell's law, refraction
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 23, 2010 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
July 22, 2019 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
April 23, 2010
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
A. Duffy, Computer Program REFRACTION OF LIGHT PACKAGE (2010), WWW Document, (
A. Duffy, Computer Program REFRACTION OF LIGHT PACKAGE (2010), <>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2010). Refraction of Light Package [Computer software]. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. "Refraction of Light Package." (accessed 24 July 2024).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Refraction of Light Package. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 July 2024 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Refraction of Light Package}, Month = {April}, Year = {2010} }
Refer Export Format

%A Andrew Duffy %T Refraction of Light Package %D April 23, 2010 %U %O application/java

EndNote Export Format

%0 Computer Program %A Duffy, Andrew %D April 23, 2010 %T Refraction of Light Package %8 April 23, 2010 %U

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in 4 shared folders.

You must login to access shared folders.

Refraction of Light Package:

Is a Teaching Guide For Physics Classroom: Snell's Law

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders



Related Materials

Similar Materials