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Reflection/Refraction in 3D (intensity/ p-s wave)
« on: March 20, 2010, 01:58:49 pm »
This applet show reflection and refraction in 3D to illustrate
incident ray/reflected ray and refracted ray all lie on the same plane.

The reflected angle is the same as incident angle.
The refracted angle is determined by Snell's law $n_1 sin   heta_1=n_2 sin   heta_2$

The intensity for reflected wave and refracted wave were calculated for p-wave or s-wave.

The check box labeled "E" is used to toggle display of Electric field.
The electric field for p-wave and s-wave are perpendicular to each other.

At Browster angle (   heta=0.98 for default case), the p-wave dispappear. (Please DO try it !)

You can use mouse drag and drop to change the view point (viewing angle/rotate the 3D system).

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Press the Alt key and the left mouse button to drag the applet off the browser and onto the desktop. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Taiwan License
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