Calculation Exercises: Wavelength and the Index of Refraction
In these exercises, you will need to use the indices of refraction from the Table
provided earlier in this tutorial.
- Light with a vacuum wavelength of 504nm travels through whale oil. What
is the wavelength of the light in the oil?
- As light travels from a sample of material into air, its wavelength changes
from 300.0nm to 726nm. What is the material?
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problems for this section.
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