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The Refractive Indices of Glass and Water W.R.T. Air Are 3/2 And 4/3 Respectively. Determine The Refractive Index of Glass W.R.T. Water. - Physics

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The refractive indices of glass and water w.r.t. air are 3/2 and 4/3 respectively. Determine the refractive index of glass w.r.t. water.

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Solution

Given: 

`""_amu_g=3/2, ""_amu_w=4/3`

Find: `""_wmu_g`

Formula:  `""_wmu_g=(""_amu_g)/(""_amu_w)`

solution: `""a_mu_g=C_a/C_g and ""_amu_w=C_a/C_w`

`""_wmu_g=C_w/C_g`

From Formula 

`""_amu_g=(3/2)/(4/3)`

`""_wmu_g=1.12`

The refractive index of glass w.r.t. water is 1.12.

Concept: Polarisation
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