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ERIC Number: EJ1115432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Color Fringes Bordering Black Stripes at the Bottom of a Swimming Pool
Fuster, Gonzalo; Rojas, Roberto; Sl├╝sarenko, Viktor
Physics Teacher, v54 n6 p354-355 Sep 2016
We have observed a nice example of chromatic dispersion due to refraction in water, in the form of color fringes bordering the black stripes that exist at the bottom of a swimming pool. Here we give a qualitative description of the phenomenon, explaining the role of the black stripes and the dispersive index of refraction of water.
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Language: English
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