A simulation which explores reflection and refraction from air to glass and from glass to air, including total internal reflection.
You may change the:
- Index of refraction of the glass
- Angle of incidence
Analyse the process for varying values of the parameters.
Explain the differences between air-to-glass and glass-to-air.
Discuss qualitatively the intensity of the reflected and refracted rays in each situation.
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Terms you need to know:
|Air to Glass|
|Angles are in degrees|
|Values are rounded to the nearest degree|
|Ray intensities are as shown|
|Angle of Incidence|
|Set Index of Refraction of the Glass|
|Angle of Refraction|
|Total Internal Reflection|
(2) Suggested age group. The learning object may be used by the Teachers with students of any age.