law of refraction


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law of re·frac·tion

for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction.
Synonym(s): Descartes law, Snell law

law of re·frac·tion

(law rĕ-frak'shŭn)
For two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction.
Synonym(s): Descartes law, Snell law.

Descartes,

René, French philosopher, mathematician, physiologist, 1596-1650.
cartesian - relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
Descartes law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction

Snell,

Simeon, English ophthalmologist, 1851-1909.
Snell law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction