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What has happened to the light passing through the water to cause the given-below difference?



The diagram below shows a boy observing a fish located at position B below the surface of the water. The boy sees the fish at position A. The apparent position of the fish is different from the actual position of the fish.

This question is part of matter and energy unit test 1.5
Asked by Omnilearnscience, Last updated: Nov 28, 2020

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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski
M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered Feb 11, 2019

Reflection is a part of science which can best be described as waves in which they have changed directions. The most common place to find this reflection is in mirrors or in a lake. In light, absorption is also known as electromagnetic radiation.

A transformation is created from electromagnetic energy to internal energy. Refraction is another type of light that interacts with certain things. If you ever have poured a tall glass of water into a tall clear glass, you may put a straw into the glass.

The straw will look broken. That is because of refraction. It appears like the straw has been cut into two. However, it has not. In this case, the same has occurred with the boy seeing the fish in one spot but it is actually in another position.

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John Smith

John Smith

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Answered May 15, 2017

Refraction
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