8.10 Refraction

Refraction of Sound

When one part of a wave moves faster than another, the overall direction of the wave will bend in a process known as refraction. Duration: 4:29.

Refraction of Light

Snell’s law extends to mirages and other examples of refraction. Duration: 8:46.

Cause of Refraction

Refraction occurs when a wave bends into a medium into which it travels at a different speed. Duration: 1:29.

Refraction of Light

The refraction of light that occurs when passing through two different mediums is likened to what happens when a set of wheels rolls over two different surfaces. Duration: 2:47.


Hewitt is under the pressure of a television producer to explain rainbows in 60 seconds. Duration: 1:00.