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Title: Why does light bend when it enters glass?

Abstract

The motion of light depends crucially on the material in which it is traveling. When light passes from one medium to another, an unexpected thing happens: the direction of travel changes. There are many explanations for why this happens and many of those explanations are wrong. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln explains the real reason. Correction: Dr. Don is aware that the direction the plus and minus charges moved at 12:02 is backward. He apologizes.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1645030
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LIGHT BEND; BENDING LIGHT; MOTION OF LIGHT; SNELL’S LAW; MAXWELL’S EQUATIONS

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Why does light bend when it enters glass?. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Why does light bend when it enters glass?. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Wed . "Why does light bend when it enters glass?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1645030.
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abstractNote = {The motion of light depends crucially on the material in which it is traveling. When light passes from one medium to another, an unexpected thing happens: the direction of travel changes. There are many explanations for why this happens and many of those explanations are wrong. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln explains the real reason. Correction: Dr. Don is aware that the direction the plus and minus charges moved at 12:02 is backward. He apologizes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
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