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an excellent search engine you type a question and Ask Jeeves comes up with either the solution or a series of similar questions with answers.
Useful information driven site which provides details on how light is refracted (including total internal reflection).
A concise but detailed explanation of refraction. Clear diagrams and worked examples, some harder than others.
A discussion of the possibility of ion engines and how they would work.
Applet showing refraction of light from medium 1 to medium 2. refractive indices and incident angle can be altered, and total internal reflection demonstrated.
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.
An adiabatic process is one in which no heat is gained or lost by the system. The first law of thermodynamics with Q=0 shows that all the change in internal energy is in the form of work done.
Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. Use it to find facts and formulae, perform calculations, plot graphs, get info about space probes and much more.
Information on critical angles with links to information on total internal reflection.
A Marvin and Milo activity about total internal reflection. All you need is a clear plastic bottle, torch, water, sink and a dark room.
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