Posted by Bob on .
At what angle to the surface must a submerged diver in a lake look toward the surface to see the setting sun just along the horizon?

Physics 
drwls,
Let A be the required angle to the VERTICAL.
Snell's law says that, in this case,
N sin A = 1*sin 90 = 1
sin A = 1/N = 0.75
A = 48.6 degrees
where N is the refractive index of water.
The angle they want is 90  A 
Physics 
Hlengiwe,
1sin(theta)=1.33sin (45)
(Theta)=sin^1 (0.940452019)
therefore Theta= 19.87 
Physics 
Hlengiwe,
1sin(theta)=1.33sin (45)
(Theta)=sin^1 (0.940452019)
therefore Theta=19.87 degrees