What is Snell's Law?


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Light travels _____ through water (n = 1.33) than it does through glass (n = 1.5).

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1. What is the angle of incidence on when light travels from air to glass if the angle of refraction in the glass (n = 1.52) is 25 degrees?

2. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT about the following illustration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of Snell's Law. Areas of emphasis on the quiz include light and the mediums it travels in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • How fast light travels through glass
  • Light travelling through from air to glass
  • The medium that light travels through the slowest

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Snell's Law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about light travelling through glass
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding light travelling through air and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more about this concept, review the accompanying lesson entitled 'What is Snell's Law?'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines retracted ray
  • Explains incident ray
  • Covers index of refraction
  • Explores critical angle