Credit: RHYS LEWIS, AHS, DECD, UNISA/EQUINOX GRAPHICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Animation of the principles of refraction, the change in direction of a wave due to a change of the medium through which it is travelling. When a beam of light passes into another medium at an angle, it deflects by an amount proportional to the difference in the speed of light between the materials, a figure called its refractive index. If it hits the surface at 90 degrees, there is no deflection but it still slows down. Snell's law states that the sine of the angle of incidence (red) multiplied by the refractive index of the first material in equal to the sine of the angle of refraction (green) times the refractive index of the second material. The equivalent occurs when the beam leaves the material, exiting on a parallel path to the one on which it entered.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: angle, angles, animated, animation, beam, change, changing, deflected, deflection, demonstrating, demonstration, direction, education, educational, entering, exiting, incidence, index, light, optical, optics, path, phase, physical, physics, principle, ray, rays, refracting, refraction, refractive, science, scientific, sine, snell, snell's law, speed, velocity

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.

Physics of refraction

K004/4848 Rights Managed

Downloadable master

Duration: 00:00:44.01

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 1.2G

Original

Capture format: QuickTime Animation

Codec: PNG

Please contact Science Photo Library if you require the original, or other formats.

 

Save watermarked comp

Request un-watermarked file

Price clip Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator