How to use Index of refraction in a sentence

index of refraction
  • The amount of separation is very small, and depends on the thickness of the glass, the index of refraction and the focal length of the telescope.

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  • The refraction of light passing through sea-water is dependent on the salinity to the extent that the index of refraction is greater as the salinity increases.

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  • Sarasin and longer series of experiments by Tornde and Kriimmel this relation is shown to be so close that the salinity of a sample can be ascertained by determining the index of refraction.

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  • The line n shows the factor by which the index of refraction of the transmitted vibration is multiplied, and the curve p the intensity of the absorbed vibration for that wave-length.

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  • The diamond has the requisite optical properties, its index of refraction being about i 6 times as large as that of ordinary glass.

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  • The lustre is resinous to adamantine, and the index of refraction high (2.369 for sodium light).

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  • Since the index of refraction varies with the colour or wave length of the light (see Dispersion), it follows that a system of lenses (uncorrected) projects images of different colours in somewhat different places and sizes and with different aberrations; i.e.

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  • To be suitable for eyeglass lenses, a material must be transparent, without bubbles, and have a high index of refraction.

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  • The crown glass used for eyeglass lenses has an index of refraction of 1.52.

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