# what is the velocity of the light in a glass with an index of refraction of 1.38

Discussion in 'Physics' started by AshokKandwal, Jan 20, 2009.

1. ### AshokKandwal Thread Starter New Member

Jan 20, 2009
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what is the velocity of the light in a glass with an index of refraction of 1.38

2. ### leftyretro Active Member

Nov 25, 2008
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The reciprocal of 1.38 ?

Lefty

3. ### fanta_hanu New Member

Mar 9, 2009
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refractive index = 1.38(glass)

refractive index = velocity of light in vaccum/velocity of light in medium

Velocity of light in vaccum = 3810^8 met/sec
--> 1.38 = 3*(10)8 / V

--> V= 3*(10)8/ 1.38

--> V = 21.73 * (10)7 met/sec

Hope its clear now..

cheers,
Hanu

4. ### thatoneguy AAC Fanatic!

Feb 19, 2009
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The Forum has TeX formatting with "Click and Write" functionality built in. In the editor, It is the Sigma at the left of the button bar: Ʃ

Using TeX, The above equations are much more readable, simply quote this post to see the codes used.

$
c \approx 3 \times 10^{8} \frac{m}{sec}
$

$
R_{i} = \frac {c}{V}
$

$
1.38 = \frac {3 \times 10^{8}} {V}
$

$
V \approx \frac {3\times 10^{8}}{1.38}
$

$
V \approx 21.73\times 10^{7}\frac {m}{sec}
$