A refracted ray is a ray which has entered a medium and bent either away from the normal or towards the normal depending on the density of the new medium in comparison to the old one.
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Why can the refracted ray can also be the incident ray?
It only happens when the incident ray is shone at 90 degrees. The refracted ray will then travel along the same path as the incident ray. This is known as total internal refraction. ...
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How is the light reflected in refraction?
When light travels from a medium with high refractive index to one with a lower refractive index, the ray bends away from the normal. If the incident ray arrives at close to tangential to the surface, the refracted ray may be refracted back into the medium with the higher refractive index. This is called total internal refraction and is a form of reflection. ...
Which light is deviated most and which light deviated least when a ray of white light passes through a prism?
Red is refracted most and violet is refracted the least when white light passes through a prism. ...
How do convex lenses bend light rays?
convex lenses bend light through refraction 1) a light ray that is parallel to the principal axis is refracted through the principal focus F. 2) A light ray passing through the principal focus F' is refracted parallel to the principal axis 3) a light ray passing through the lens' midpoint travels straight on -K14 ...
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How is the reflection of a light ray from a plane mirror different from the refraction of a light ray as it enters a piece of glass?
The light stays in the same medium when it is reflected, while it changes mediums when it is refracted. ...