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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.
1.
Light with a vacuum wavelength of 504nm travels through whale oil. What is the wavelength of the light in the oil?

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2.
As light travels from a sample of material into air, its wavelength changes from 300.0nm to 726nm. What is the material?

Answer


Need more practice? Go to the practice problems for this section.
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