### Snell's Law

Like with reflection, refraction also involves the angles that the incident ray and the refracted ray make with the normal to the surface at the point of refraction. Unlike reflection, refraction also depends on the media through which the light rays are travelling. This dependence is made explicit in Snell's Law via *refractive indices,* numbers which are constant for given media^{1}.

Snell's Law is given in the following diagram.

As in reflection, we measure the angles from the normal to the surface, at the point of contact. The constants *n* are the indices of refraction for the corresponding media.