Snell's law

noun
\ ˈsnelz- \

Definition of Snell's law

: a law in physics: the ratio of the sines of the angles of incidence and refraction is constant for all incidences in any given pair of media for electromagnetic waves of a definite frequency

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History and Etymology for Snell's law

after Willebrord Snell van Royen (Willebrord Snellius) †1626 Dutch mathematician

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“Snell's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Snell%27s%20law. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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