Refractive index is defined by:
, where c is the speed of light in a vacuum and v is the speed of light in a medium.
In this diagram, the frequency does not change.
A light wave travels from vacuum through a transparent material and back to vacuum as shown in the figure. What is the index of refraction of this material?
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