Basic Properties of Light: Reflection and Refraction

There are now two versions of this tool: Flash and the original Java Applet:

This tools illustrates how light is reflected and refracted at the interface between two mediums. The refraction is modeled by Snell's Law.

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Originally Developed by: Derek Hoiem


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Copyright (c) Prof. Alexander Cartwright and Derek Hoiem
Department of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo, 1999-2001