What is refraction ?

How does it relate to light ?

what is refraction ?

Refraction - is the bending of light (it also happens with sound, water and other waves) as it passes from one transparent substance into another.

How does it relate to light ?

This bending by refraction makes it possible for us to have lenses, magnifying glasses, prisms and rainbows. Even our eyes depend upon this bending of light. Without refraction, we wouldn’t be able to focus light onto our retina.

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