Verification of laws of reflection and refraction from quantum model of light
Phys Dept, S P C M College, 33/1 R R R S, Kol-9
Light exhibits dual characteristics – wave and particle. Although the laws of reflection and refraction were verified in corpuscular theory, wave theory and electromagnetic theory of light no explanation of it was given in old quantum model of light. Here a simplified version of verification has been dealt with using conservation of linear momentum and continuity of tangential component of electric and magnetic fields across the interface between two media.