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Q & A: refraction and reflection

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Most recent answer: 03/24/2017
Q:
When water is refracting surface and it suffers refraction then why we see age of our face in it just like reflection
- charvi (age 15)
india
A:

When light hits an interface like the one between air and water it is partly refracted and partly reflected. The only exception is if it hits at a very shallow angle coming from the high-refractive-index side, in which case it is all reflected.

Mike W.


(published on 03/24/2017)

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