Episode 317: Reflection and Refraction of Waves

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This learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, contains activities in which students look at reflection, refraction and Snell's law.

Through discussion, demonstration and practical experiments, students look at:
* reflection and refraction with a ripple tank
* the 'marching soldiers' model of refraction
* tracing a light ray's path through a rectangular block
* refractive index and Snell's law
* calculations and using the refractive index

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