Can Light Bend?


Light can actually bend through a process known as refraction. This phenomenon occurs as light moves from one medium to another. Bending of light is governed by two main laws known as the laws of refraction which are widely studied in physics.
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Yes indeed light can bend and dose. Einstein showed us that gravity can and dose bend light around a massive object in space like a star or galaxy.
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Different substances allow light to travel through at different speeds. If light is going through water for example and then hits air the beam of light refracts or bends in accordance
The glass of a convex lens is shaped outward. If you imagine a bowl, a convex lens would look like the bottom of the outside of the bowl. When light hits a convex lens it is refracted
Water will bend a beam of light. Try this put a stright pincil in a glass of water. The pencil is still stright but looks bent. The water is bending the beam of light.
Refraction is the bending of light waves.
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