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Refractive Index

Prism and to determine the angle of minimum deviation.    To find out the refractive index of various liquids using a Hollow Prism. INTRODUCTION:                                                                                                                                           This project is of Investigatory Type.  In this project, a hollow prism has been used to calculate the refractive index of various liquids.  The hollow prism is filled with liquid and then the experiment...

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refractive index

 Objective The objective of this experiment is to understand reflection and refraction and how they vary with different matters. At the end of this experiment, you will be able to: Determine index of refraction of various solutions Recognize the passage of refracted beams though different medium Understand the concept of Snell’s Law Understand how the speed of electromagnetic waves in different matters are related Determine the critical angle for total internal reflection Materials ...

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11 refractive index using concave mirror

AIM : To find refractive index of any liquid (water) using a concave mirror. APPARATUS: A concave spherical mirror, water, an optical needle, a clamp stand, one meter scale, plumb line, etc. THEORY: If the tip of object needle 0 be at the centre of curvature C, tip of image will exactly coincide with it. (Principle axis is verticle to the plane). When water is filled in concave mirror, object needle is again replaced to move to C' to remove parallax between tips of object needle and its image. A...

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To find Refractive Indices of Water And

To find Refractive Indices of Water And Turpentine Oil using a plane mirror, a equiconvex lens (made from a glass of known refractive index) and an adjustable object needle APPARATUS: A convex lens, an optical needle, a plane mirror, a clamp stand, a spherometer, a plumb line, metre scale, water and turpentine oil Theroy : Let's add small amount of water on a flat, plane surface and place a convex lens over it. This forms a plano-concave lens of water between the lower surface of convex lens and...

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refraction of light in water

air into water, it slows down, causing it to change direction slightly. This change of direction is called refraction. When light enters a more dense substance (higher refractive index), it ‘bends’ more towards the normal line. Refraction is a phenomenon that often occurs when waves travel from a medium with a given refractive index to a medium with another at an oblique angle. At the boundary between the media, the wave's phase velocity is altered, usually causing a change in direction. Its wavelength...

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Refractive Index

wavelength of light. Because the velocity of light in air is always greater than that through a liquid, the refractive index is a number greater than 1; for example, hexane n20D 1.3751. The superscript 20 indicates that the measurement was made at 20 oC, and the subscript D refers to the yellow D-line of a sodium vapor lamp, light with a wavelength of 589 nm. The measurement is made with a refractometer using a few drops of liquid. Compensation is made within the instrument for the fact that white...

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Physics IA critical angle of glass

refraction is constant for any particular wavelength. The refractive index is determined by the formula – R = Sin i Sin r Where i = angle of incidence of the ray of light r = angle of refraction of the ray of light The refractive index of a medium gives the light bending ability of the material. When light passes from one medium to another it is bent, the extent to which it is bent depends on the value of the refractive index of the material. When light passes from one material...

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Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation

Refractive index measurement is actually a measurement of the speed of light in a medium. The speed of light (usually denoted by c) is 299 792 458 m/s in vacuum. In other media the speed of light is lower than this value, and the refractive index, R.I., of a medium is a measure of how much the speed of light is reduced in the medium. The refractive index (n) of a medium is defined as the ratio of speed of light in vacuum (c) in to that in the medium (v) The speed of light in a medium depends on...

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Dispersive Power

------------------------------------------------- Refractive index From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In optics the refractive index (or index of refraction) n of a substance (optical medium) is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium. Its most elementary occurrence (and historically the first one) is in Snell's law of refraction, n1sinθ1= n2sinθ2, where θ1 and θ2 are the angles of incidence of a ray crossing the interface between two media with refractive indices n1 and n2...

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Snell's Law Experiment

(emerging dot line). Extend the refracted ray. 11. Measure the angles of incidence and the angles of refraction. 12. Use your practical results to verify Snell’s Law. Results: *Refractive index for Perspex is 1.5. Experiment 1 n1 sinθ1 = n2 sinθ2 1 sin30° = n2 sin19.5° ∴n2 =1.497 (Refractive Index) Experiment 1 check 1.497 sin 19.5 = 1.5 sin19.5° 0.4997 ≈ 0.5 Experiment 2 n1 sinθ1 = n2 sinθ2 1 sin60° = n2 sin35° ∴n2=1.51 Experiment 2 check 1.51 sin35= 1.5 sin35°...

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