# Ray Optics: Refraction and Lenses

## Refraction and Lenses: Audio Guided Solution

#### Problem 1:

Light travels through a vacuum at a speed of 2.998 x 108 m/s. Determine the speed of light in the following media:

a. water (n = 1.333)
b. crown glass (n = 1.52)
c. cubic zirconia (n = 2.16)
d. diamond (n = 2.419)

## Audio Guided Solution

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