Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Refraction at a Spherical Surface

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9870
n If u be the distance of a point source, v the distance of the point image or the intersection of the refracted ray with the axis, n 1 and n 2 the indices of refraction of the first and second medium, and r the radius of curvature of the separating surface,
$${{n_2 } \over v} + {{n_1 } \over u} = {{n_2 - n_1 } \over r}$$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA