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# What is the change in direction of light when it passes from one kind of matter to another?

Updated: 9/19/2023

FreakyE

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Light can not change direction by passing from one kind of mater to another. In fact, light can only pass through its own type of matter, which is when things like light can go through each other (and only a few types of matter can do that), but even in that case since it can go through, it can't be bent in angle by passing through.

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