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Refraction Tank

PIRA DCS: 6A-42.20

Purpose
To demonstrate the laws of reflection, refraction and total internal reflection.
θincidence= θreflection
n1sin(θ1)= n2sin(θ2)
sin(θc)= nair/nwater
Description
Rotate a beam of light in a tank of water.
Safety Issues
Use the DC Power source

Availability:
Available
Location:PR28
Component List
Nakamura Refraction Tank
Power Supply
Fluorescein (optional)
References
Freier & Anderson, Demonstration Handbook for Physics, Od-1, page O-11.
R.M. Sutton, Demonstration Experiments in Physics, L-35, p384.
Sokoloff, David R. & Thornton, Ronald K., Interactive Lecture Demonstrations, Wiley, (2004). Page 319.
Refraction Tank