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Refraction and total internal reflection

Applet in two parts - the first a fish's view from under water. In the second the position of the cursor is the source of a light ray. Its path from within the water to an observer appears.

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Prism refraction

This colourful ray diagram shows the dispersion of white light by an equilateral triangle prism according to Snell's law. The angle of incidence and width of beam are variable.

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Refraction of light

An animated wave diagram showing how an incident wave is refracted for a variety of angles of incidence, and a variety of materials.

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Willebrod Snell

Willebrod Snell (1580 - 1616) is best known for his discovery of the law of refraction which became the basis of modern geometric optics.

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Mini magnifier - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about light, refraction and lenses. All you need is sticky tape, water, teaspoon and some clear plastic.

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The Physics of Light and Color

An in depth guide to light, optics and colour, covering wave particle duality, reflection, refraction, waves, diffraction, polarisation, birefringence, colour temperature, human perception and more.

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The world above the water surface, as seen by a fish

A simple, clear site exploring some of the effects of refraction at the water/air boundary. Straightforward site, with clear explanation and neat animations on some links.

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Reversing glass - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about refraction and lenses. All you need is a glass of water, a piece of paper and a marker pen.

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Reappearing Coin - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about refraction. All you need is a coin, mug, jug of water, two people and some Blu Tack.

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The Transmission of Waves through Dense media -- Reflection and Refraction

Ths animation shows how waves are reflected and refracted at the boundary between two media. The media can be changed and the speed of the animation also.

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