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Snell's Law

Students use an optics ray table to measure the incident and refraction angles of a light ray traveling from air into a material with unknown index of refraction, and then, using the principles of refraction and Snell's law, they determine the material’s index of refraction.

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4.4 6.E.3.2; 6.E.3.3

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Snell's Law - Distance Learning Lab

Snell's Law - Distance Learning Lab

We measure the incident and refraction angles of a light ray traveling from air into a material with unknown index of refraction. Using our data and the principles...

Source: Lab #06

Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

Snell's Law