Refraction of light is the change in direction of light when light passes from one medium to another obliquely.

This Refraction leads to some interesting phenomena, like


Pencil partly immersed in water appears to be bent

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When a glass is placed over piece of paper, writing appears higher



Stars appear to twinkle at night

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Optical Illusion like Mirage is due refraction of light

Like the road appears wet during hot days

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  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 10 Class 10 - Light - Reflection and Refraction (Term 1)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo