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What Do You Mean by the Statement that the Refractive Index of Diamond is 2.42? - Physics

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What do you mean by the statement that the refractive index of diamond is 2.42?
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This statement means that diamond is 2.42 times optically denser than air. Thevelocity of light in diamond is equal to `1/2.42` times velocity of light in vacuum. Thus, vd  = `(3 xx 10^8)/2.42` = `1.24 xx 10^8` m/s.

Concept: Refraction of Light from a Plane Transparent Surface
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Physics Part 2
Chapter 2 Light
Exercise 2.1 | Q 8 | Page 88
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