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What accounts for the acceleration or deceleration of light when it travels from one medium to another?


“When light passes through different mediums speed changes but who provide acceleration to change velocity?”

This question was posted by Jishnu

Answer: Just imagine you are participating in a cross country race. When the road is good you can travel faster; but if the path is a marshy place, your speed will decrease. This is just an analogy. To understand it better, you should know that the way light travels in a medium is different from the way it travels in vacuum.

 


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