Re: SCI: Light speed in water < fission particle speed
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 23:38:41 EST

In a message dated 2/22/99 3:29:19 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< Light moving through water or whatever also goes the same
|speed, its just refracted.

Do you claim that light does not go slower in water? >>

Well, yes shine a light through water and it takes longer to get to its destination than in a vacuum, but what I was implying, is that since its going through molecules, its path is diverted, Im not sure exactly how, but this is what I've understood. It goes the same speed it always goes, its just the medium changes its course, thus making its destination longer than if there wasnt a medium.