Lecture 14: Intro to Material Modeling (17)

Proportional to the angles, how large is the effect of frequency dependence on Snell's Law. Is it reasonable to ignore, or should any decent implementation sum over a range of frequencies.


I believe for Snell's law is it reasonable to ignore the frequency dependence.


Total internal reflection is the reason fiber optic cables are able to "bend" light through a a cable. I would imagine in a fiber optic cable light bounces many times, is it feasible for a ray tracing algorithm to model this?


Some materials have an index of refraction that is dependent on the frequency of the light. However, for most materials, this effect is negligible.

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