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Title: Why does light slow down in water?

Abstract

There are many mysteries of physics for which you can find explanations online and some of those explanations are wrong. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln takes on the mystery of why light travels slower in water and glass. He lists a few wrong explanations and then shows you the real reason this happens.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1645033
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LIGHT; INDEX OF REFRACTION; SPEED OF LIGHT; ELECTRIC FIELDS

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Why does light slow down in water?. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Why does light slow down in water?. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Wed . "Why does light slow down in water?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1645033.
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abstractNote = {There are many mysteries of physics for which you can find explanations online and some of those explanations are wrong. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln takes on the mystery of why light travels slower in water and glass. He lists a few wrong explanations and then shows you the real reason this happens.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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