Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 28 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 13

Answer

The light is absorbed in the glass or water, and is re-emitted after a short delay. This lowers the average speed of light in the transparent material.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 492-493.
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