texan2414

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We know that whenever light hits a surface, some light is refracted into the medium and some is reflected back.

My question is for both the reflected and refracted light rays, which of the following parameters change:
- frequency.
- wavelength.
- wave speed.
- all.
 

justadream

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I may be incorrect but I think it is:

Reflected: None
Refracted: If the "n" (index of refraction) changes, then speed changes. Frequency is CONSTANT. Thus, wavelength must change.
 
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texan2414

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Thanks justadream,

I knew about the refracted rays but not sure about reflected one myself.