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The Refractive Index of Diamond is 2.42. What is the Meaning of this Statement in Relation to the Speed of Light? - Science

The refractive index of diamond is 2.42. What is the meaning of this statement in relation to the speed of light?

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Solution

The refractive index of diamond is 2.42. This means that the ratio of the speed of light in air (or vacuum) to that in diamond is equal to 2.42.

Concept: Refractive Index
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Physics (Science)
Chapter 5 Refraction of Light
Q 6 | Page 228
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