Refraction Of Light

REFRACTION OF LIGHT


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EFFECTS OF REFRACTION OF LIGHT


    Following are the effects of refraction of light in our daily life.

  1. A swimming pool always looks shallower than it really is, because the light coming from the bottom of the pool bends when it comes out at the surface due to refraction of light.

  2. Image In Swimming Pool

  3. A straight stick which is immersed partly in water always looks to be bent at the surface of water, because the light coming from the stick bends when it comes out at the surface due to refraction of light.

  4. Image Of Pencil In Glass Of Water

  5. A coin or stone lying at the bottom of a container filled with water appears to be raised because of refraction of light.

  6. Image Of Coin Lying In Water
  7. A line or a spot of ink on a paper always appears to be raised when viewed through the glass slab due to the refraction of light.

  8. Image Of Alphabet With Water

  9. Twinkling of stars is due to the refraction of light.

  10. Twinkling Of Stars

  11. Optical illusions such as mirage and looming are also produced due to refraction of light.

  12. Mirage
    Mirage

    Looming
    Looming



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