School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Refractive index

Ob-1 Matching Refractive Indices

Published: Wednesday 15 March 2006

To demonstrate that there is no reflection or change in refractive angle at a "boundary" where the refractive indices are equal.

Ob-2 Matching Refractive Indices (Wool in Methyl Salycilate)

Published: Wednesday 15 March 2006

To demonstrate why you should not wear woollen clothes when swimming in a bath of methyl salycilate.

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