When monochromatic light travels from a rarer to a denser medium, explain the following, giving reasons

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#1

When monochromatic light travels from a rarer to a denser medium, explain the following, giving reasons.
(i) Is the frequency of reflected and refracted light same as the frequency of incident light?
(ii) Does the decrease in speed imply a reduction in the energy carried by light wave?


#2

(i) The frequency of reflected and refracted light remains same as that of incident light because frequency only depends on the source of light.
(ii) Since the frequency remains same, hence there is no reduction in energy.