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Refraction on water




Refraction is the bending of a wave caused by a change in its speed as it moves from one medium to another.
This occurs because of the slow speed of light in dense materials.

Light Refraction

Examples of phenomena caused by refraction

  • When you place a bar in a cup with water, the bar looks bent.
  • If you dip your feet in the water, it looks shorter than the original.
  • The fish looks smaller when you take it out of the water.

Light Refraction

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