In this video from the ICT Center, learn about the index of refraction and Snell's law. Review a simple example of refraction, the speed of light in materials and the formula for calculating the index of refraction. Explore a table of the refractive indices of common media and materials used in fiber optics and semiconductors. Finally, examine Snell's law to understand the relationship between incident and refracted angles.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
This media asset was adapted from "ICT Experiment 1: The Index of Refraction and Snell's Law".