Relative refractive index


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Relative refractive index (Opt) the ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction for a ray passing out of one of the media into the other.
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In science:

R(λ, z ) = (nλ − 1) tan z where nλ is the refractive index of the atmosphere at wavelength λ relative to the vacuum and z is again the zenith angle (Green 1985).
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
Lambert & Rickett (2000) looked at the correlation between the modulation index for long-term variations from refraction and the relative decorrelation bandwidth, δνd/ν , which comes from diffraction.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
From the lack of energy of the G field, the new kind linear black hole (LBH) would be a giant nucleus around which the high gradient of the relative refraction index would prevent, by critical reflection, the escape of radiation and relativistic particles.
Critical Tests for two Hypotheses used in Gravitation and Cosmology
Refractive index is then related to its sources and the sources tensor is defined.
Can physics laws be derived from monogenic functions?
Electromagnetism and electrodynamics are formulated as particular cases of refractive index in section seven and the sources tensor is here related to a current vector.
Can physics laws be derived from monogenic functions?