Explaining basic optical effects is not possible with classical particle mechanics, and even with quantum mechanics it is not straight forward and not particularly intuitive. The problem is much simpler when solved in the cordus domain. This paper provides cordus explanations for Snell's Law and Brewster's Angle, and quantitative derivations too. This is significant because the cordus mechanics were derived for single photons, and immediately generalise also to beams of light. Therefore cordus can explain particle behaviour, fringes, and optical effects, using a single coherent mechanics. The cordus explanation does not need the conventional concept of 'interference'.
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[v1] 6 Apr 2011
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