Angle of Refraction Calculator

The Angle of Refraction Calculator will calculate the:

  1. The angle of refraction of light waves when they change medium
Angle of Refraction Calculator

Angle of refraction Formula and Calculation

θ2 = arcsinc2/c1× sinθ1
Angle of Refraction Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The sine of the refraction angle of light waves when they change medium is degrees.
The angle of refraction of light waves when they change medium is degrees.
Sine of Refraction Angle calculation
sinθ2 = c2/c1 × sinθ1
sinθ2 = c2/c1 × sinθ1
sinθ2 = / × sin()
sinθ2 = ×
sinθ2 =
Angle of refraction calculation
θ2 = arcsinc2/c1 × sinθ1
θ2 = arcsinc2/c1 × sinθ1
θ2 = arcsin/ × sin()
θ2 = arcsin ×
θ2 = arcsin
θ2 =
Angle Of Refraction Calculator Input Values
Speed of light waves in the incident medium (C1) m/s
Speed of light waves in the medium of refraction (C2) m/s
Angle of incidence (θ1) rad

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