Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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The Speed of Light Depends - Physics

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The speed of light depends ____________ .


  • on elasticity of the medium only

  • on inertia of the medium only

  • on elasticity as well as inertia

  • neither on elasticity nor on inertia

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neither on elasticity nor on inertia


The speed of light in any medium depends on the refractive index of that medium, which is an intensive property. Hence, speed of light is not affected by the elasticity and inertia of the medium.

Concept: Introduction of Wave Optics
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