Speed of Light in Water

Speed of Light in H2Ob

Speed of Light in H2O

  • Use speed of light set-up to measure velocity of light (pulsed laser, photo detector, oscilloscope). Two different light paths are required. Place a tank of water in one of the paths and observe the time delay that results. Velocity of light through water can be measured and compared to theory.
  • See lab lecturer for set up details.