# Physics - Light & refraction

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Two light rays, one red and one violet, encounter a glass surface. If the index of refraction of the red light ray = 1.52, the index of refraction of the violet light ray = 1.54, and the angle of incidence = 30 degrees, calculate the angle of refraction of each colour of light...

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A diamond's index of refraction for red light, 656 nm, is 2.410, while that for blue light, 434 nm, is 2.450. Suppose white light is incident on the diamond at 32.2°. Find the angles of refraction for red and blue light. red light? blue light?

Light Refraction: Physics
What are some common examples of light refraction, excluding rainbows?

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Which of the following statements is not true about refraction? Refraction occurs when light's velocity changes. The angle between the refracted ray and the normal is called the angle of refraction. When light moves from a rarer to a denser medium, it bends toward the normal. ...

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Which of the following statements is not true about refraction? Refraction occurs when light's velocity changes. The angle between the refracted ray and the normal is called the angle of refraction. When light moves from a rarer to a denser medium, it bends toward the normal. ...

Physics - General Physics
Violet light and red light travel through air and strike a block of plastic at the same angle of incidence. The angle of refraction is 30.700° for the violet light and 31.380° for the red light. The index of refraction for violet light in plastic is greater than that for red...

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Which of the following statements is not true about refraction? Refraction occurs when light's velocity changes. The angle between the refracted ray and the normal is called the angle of refraction. When light moves from a rarer to a denser medium, it bends toward the normal. ...

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A light beam containing red and violet wavelengths is incident on a slab of quartz at an angle of incidence of 45.0°. The index of refraction of quartz is 1.455 at 660 nm (red light), and its index of refraction is 1.468 at 410 nm (violet light). Find the dispersion of the ...

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A light beam containing red and violet wavelengths is incident on a slab of quartz at an angle of incidence of 81.0°. The index of refraction of quartz is 1.455 at 660 nm (red light), and its index of refraction is 1.468 at 410 nm (violet light). Find the dispersion of the ...

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The drawing shows a ray of light traveling through three materials whose surfaces are parallel to each other. The refracted rays (but not the reflected rays) are shown as the light passes through each material. A ray of light strikes the a–b interface at a 50.0˚ angle ...

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Does blue light or orange light have a larger index of refraction? Blue light is bent more by a prism than orange light. Does blue light or orange light have a larger index of refraction in glass? A. Blue B. Orange If you know the answer to this, could you also explain why? ...

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total internal reflection between two materials is seen to occur if a critical angle of 60 degrees is exceeded. if the index of refraction of the material that the light is entering is 1.98,find the inndex of refraction of the material in which the light is originating.

What is the separation of colors in a rainbow produced by? (Points : 1) different diffraction for different wavelengths different interference for different wavelengths <--- different refraction for different wavelengths difference in total internal reflection for different...

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A certain kind of glass with index of refraction of 1.65 for blue light of wavelength 430nm and index of refraction 1.615 for red light with wavelength 680nm. If a beam of light containing these two colors has incident angle of 30 degrees what is the angle inside the glass? I ...

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The index of refraction for a diamond for red light of wavelength 655 nm is 2.35, while that for blue light of wavelength 437 nm is 2.26. Suppose white light is incident on the diamond at 29.5. Find the angle of refraction for red light. Answer in units of 

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A light beam containing red and violet wavelengths is incident on a slab of quartz at an angle of incidence of 50.0°. The index of refraction of quartz is 1.455 at 660 nm (red light), and its index of refraction is 1.468 at 410 nm (violet light). Find the dispersion of the ...

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1.A beam of light passes through the air and enters a diamond at an angle of incidence of 40 degrees. Use Snell’s Law to find the angle of refraction of the diamond. (Index of refraction for air is 1.00 and the index of refraction of a diamond is 2.42.) If the beam of light ...

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A beam of light passes from air to ethanol, with index of refraction of 1.36. If the angle of incidence (1) is 30.0 degrees, then calculate he angle of refraction, after light passes through ethanol and enters into air. I got 30.0 because wouldn't the light beam upon re-...

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Light is bent as it enters a tank of water from air. It is bent to a greater angle when it goes from air to a glass block. Calculate the angle of refraction of 30.0° light shines from water into ice. The indices of refraction for water and ice are 1.36 and 1.31, ...

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The angle of incidence and the angle of refraction for light going from air into a material with a higher index of refraction are 69.9° and 39.6°, respectively. What is the index of refraction of this material?

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Horizontal rays of red light (λ = 660 nm, in vacuum) and violet light (λ = 410 nm, in vacuum) are incident on the flint-glass prism shown in the drawing. The indices of refraction for the red and violet light are nred = 1.662 and nviolet = 1.698. The prism is ...

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Make a list of the characteristics of light that a model should explain: rectilinear propagation, reflection, refraction, partial reflection, partial refraction, dispersion, and diffraction. Briefly discuss how the wave model of light and the particle model of light explain ...

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Monochromatic light of wavelength, λ is traveling in air. The light then strikes a thin film having an index of refraction n1 that is coating a material having an index of refraction n2. If n2 is larger than n1, what minimum film thickness will result in maximum ...

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A light wave strikes a lake at an angle of incidence of 65.4 degrees. At what angle of refraction will this wave travel through the lake? (The index of refraction of water is 1.33 and the index of refraction of air is 1.00)

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Can anyone help me here? I have no idea where to start! Light in a vacuum is incident on a transparent glass slab. The angle of incidence is 35.1°. The slab is then immersed in a pool of liquid. When the angle of incidence for the light striking the slab is 21.1°, the angle ...

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The index of refraction of water for a given monochromatic light in water is n=4/3. The wavelength of this light in water is 500nm. a) find the speed of this light in water. b) find the energy of one photon of this light . Does this enerdy change if this light is propagated in...

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Someone on a glass-bottom boat shines a light through the glass into the water below. A scuba diver beneath that boat sees the light at an angle of 17 degrees with resoect to the normal. If the glass's index of refraction is 1.5 and the water's index of refraction 1.33, what ...

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Light in a vacuum is incident on a transparent glass slab. The angle of incidence is 35.1°. The slab is then immersed in a pool of liquid. When the angle of incidence for the light striking the slab is 21.1°, the angle of refraction for the light entering the slab is the ...

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One application of the index of refraction is analysis of crime scenes. Using the index of refraction, forensic scientists can determine what type of glass has been left at a scene. Read the following and answer the questions below. Different types of glass (bottle, window, ...

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A light beam in air strikes the surface of a liquid at an angle 23.6 degrees from the normal. The angle of refraction in the liquid was measured to be 15.8 degrees, calculate the index of refraction for the object? calculate the speed of light in the object?

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4. A beam of light in water enters a plastic block (index of refraction=1.40(a) if the angle of incidence is 40, what is the angle of refraction in the plastic?(b) at what angle must the beam be incident on the plastic if the refraction angle is to be 30?

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Phy 124 – Chapter 22 Problems 1. Consider the following. A spot on a boat is 2.5 m above the water, and the light strikes the water at a point that is 8.0 m horizontally displaced from the spotlight. The depth of the water is 4.0 m. Determine the distance d, which locates ...

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A ray of light is incident at an angle of 51.1 degrees on the surface of a piece of crown glass whose index of refraction is 1.52 degrees. What is the angle of refraction? Answer in units of .

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what happens when light moves from a material with a lower index of refraction to another material with a higher index of refraction? please sho work and thank u

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What is the critical angle (in degrees) for a ray of light coming from a medium with an index of refraction of 1.4 to a medium with an index of refraction of 1.2? label the unit.

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The index of refraction of water for a given monochromatic light in water is n=4/3. The wavelength of this light in water is 500nm.  a) find the speed of this light in water.  b) find the energy of one photon of this light . Does this energy change if this light is ...

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A ray of light passes from air into water. The incident angle is 30o. Find the index of refraction of water if the angle of refraction is 22o. Ans. 1.333

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A ray of light of frequency 5.09 x 10^14 Hz passes from air into flint glass (n=1.6). a.) If the ray enters the flint glass at an angle of 30*, what is the angle of refraction? b.) What is the critical angle for a ray of light traveling from flint glass to air? c.) What is the...

Consider the optical interface between crown glass and ethanol. Under what conditions would total internal relfection be possible at this interface? ilustrate your answer with a light ray diagram. Okay so you need the angle of incidenc to be greater than the critical angle AND...

A beam of light passes from air to ethanol, with index of refraction of 1.36. If the angle of incidence ( 1) is 30.0 degrees, then calculate the angle of refraction, after light passes through ethanol and enters into air. A. 15.3 degrees B. 21.6 degrees C. 30.0 degrees D. 39.8...

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A cylindrical glass of radius r=3 cm is full of salt water of height h=10 cm with the water's refraction index changing linearly from the bottom n1=1.401 to the top n2=1.400. A flashlight is positioned so that light shines horizontally onto the glass. If we look at the light ...

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When light travels from air to glass, which one of the following is not dependent on the index of refraction of the glass? A- The speed at which lught travels in the glass B- The angle through which light is deflected on entering the glass C- The frequency of the light in the ...

Physics Word Problem
using Snell's Law (sin(theta1)/sin(theta2) = v1/v2 where (theta1) is the angle of incidence and (theta2) is the angle of refration. The number V1/V2 is called the index of refraction. The index of refraction from air to water is 4/3. If a ray of light passes through the ...

Physics Word Problem
using Snell's Law (sin(theta1)/sin(theta2) = v1/v2 where (theta1) is the angle of incidence and (theta2) is the angle of refration. The number V1/V2 is called the index of refraction. The index of refraction from air to water is 4/3. If a ray of light passes through the ...

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Find the angle of refraction if there is one. If there isn't, tell which substance reflects the light: n=1.36 ~~~~~~~~~~~Angle=15.60 degrees n=1.73 ~~~~~~~~~~~Angle=17.94 degrees n=1.51 ~~~~~~~~~~~Angle=27.71 degrees n=1.0003 ~~~~~~~~~~~Angle=11.08 degrees n=2.42 ~~~~~~~~~~~...

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A light ray traveling through air strikes a smooth, flat slab of crown glass at an angle of 30 degrees to normal. Index of refraction for crown glass is 1.66. What is the angle of refraction?

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A cylinder with height 5.0 m is made by mixing materials with different indexes of refraction. The mixture is prepared such that the index of refraction is 1.0 on one end, 2.6 on the other end and varies linearly in between. How long does it take light to travel through the ...

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What will the angle of refraction be for a ray of light passing from air into a sodium chloride crystal, if the angle of incidence is 60.0°? The index of refraction of sodium chloride is 1.53.

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5. The surface of a glass plate (index of refraction n3 = 1.50) is coated with a transparent thin film (index of refraction n2 = 1.25). A beam of monochromatic light of wavelength 6.0 X 10^-7 meter traveling in air (index of refraction n1 = 1.00) is incident normally on ...

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I, for the life of me, cannot figure out this equation: The index of refraction for a particular type of glass is 1.52 and the index of refraction for air is approximately 1.00. A ray of light at a particular frequency enters a block of glass from air with an angle of ...

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3. a beam of light enters water from air.(a) if its angle of incidence is 70,what is the angle of refraction ?(b) at what angle must it enter the water if its angle of refraction is to be 20?

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Compare the angle of refraction with the angle of incidence for all angle of incidences greatter than 0 degrees. what relationships do you notice between the angle of incidence and the angle of refraction? explain why you expect this relationship to be true (thik about the ...

AP Physics B
A soap bubble of index of refraction 1.43 strongly reflects both the red and the green components of white light. What minimum film thickness allows this to happen? (In air,the wavelength of red light is 703 nm, of green light 502.143 nm.) Answer in units of nm

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1)An object of height 4 cm is placed at a distance of 20 cm from a convex lens of focal length 10 cm. Find the nature of the image. 1/f=1/d1+1/do d1=fdo/do-f (10)(20)/20-10 d1=20 m=-(20)(4)/20 -4 or 4 away answer: real, inverted 2)Light passes from air into water at 45.0 d/C ...

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The angle of incidence of light passing from air to a liquid is 38 degrees.The angle of refraction is 24.5 degrees. What is the index of refraction of the liquid

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1.The greenish blue of water is evidence for the A) interaction between green and blue frequencies of light. B) reflection of red light. C) reflection of greenish-blue light. D) absorption of greenish-blue light. E) absorption of red light. 2.Atmospheric refraction tends to ...

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Question Part Points Submissions Used 1 2 3 4 0/0.37 0/0.37 –/0.37 –/0.37 4/15 1/15 0/15 0/15 Total 0/1.48 ...A diamond in air is illuminated with white light. On one particular facet, the angle of incidence is 46.05°. Inside the diamond, red light (ë = 660.00 nm in ...

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state the laws of refraction of light

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A laser beam is being shot through two different materials that have been stuck together. if theta 1 = 65.5 and theta 2 = 49.8 what is the index of refraction? (I got 1.2 which is correct) but cant get part 2 PART 2~ If the index of refraction of n3 is 3.6, what is the final ...

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if a monochromatic beam of light with a wavelength of 590 nanometers is traveling through air then enters a region of space where the index of refraction is 1.5, what will the light beam do? increase, decrease, or stay the same?

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I am trying to help my step son who missed half of physics class due to a funeral. A laser beam is being shot through two different materials that have been stuck together. if theta 1 = 65.5 and theta 2 = 49.8 what is the index of refraction? (I got 1.2 which is correct) but ...

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Brain buster: A laser sends red light of wavelength 650 nm from air into water in a swimming pool. The index of refraction of the water is 1.33. (a) What wavelength will the light have in the water? (b) What colour would light of this wavelength appear if it were in air? (c) ...

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Red light (n = 1.520) and violet light (n = 1.538) traveling in air are incident on a slab of crown glass. Both colors enter the glass at the same angle of refraction. The red light has an angle of incidence of 20.97°. What is the angle of incidence of the violet light? Give ...

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Red light (n = 1.520) and violet light (n = 1.538) traveling in air are incident on a slab of crown glass. Both colors enter the glass at the same angle of refraction. The red light has an angle of incidence of 26.50°. What is the angle of incidence of the violet light?

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Red light (n = 1.520) and violet light (n = 1.538) traveling in air are incident on a slab of crown glass. Both colors enter the glass at the same angle of refraction. The red light has an angle of incidence of 26.50°. What is the angle of incidence of the violet light?

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A ray of light of frequency is 5.09 x 10^14 Hz is traveling from water to medium X. The angle of incidence in water is 45 degrees and the angle of refraction in Medium X is 29 degrees. Calculate the index of refraction

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An unknown material is submerged in a fluid with an index of refraction of 1.33. If a ray of light is incident on the block at 45-degrees and the angle of refraction is 30-degrees. What is the index of the unknown material?

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7. A drop of oil is placed on a glass block. The glass has an index of refraction of 1.55. When light shines from the glass into the droplet, total internal reflection occurs at a critical angle of 59.0(degrees).find the index of refraction of oil.(this method is capable of ...

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A index of certain type of glass has an an index of refraction of 1.66 for red light and 1.65 for violet light. If a beam of white in air approaches the glass with an angle of incidence of 49.0 degree, by what angle will the red light be separated from the violet light inside ...

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for our lab, we had to fill a semi-circle plastic dish (with a scratch on one side) with water and find the index of refraction of water by putting a pin on one side of the dish, looking through the water, and put a pin on the other side of the dish to line up with the first ...

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just a few quick communication questions... 1-is it possible to have total internal reflection for light incident from air onto water? why? 2-what is the angle of refraction when a light ray meets the boundary between two materials perpendicularly?

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How does the index of refraction relate to the speed of light in a substance?

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What is the index of refraction of a liquid in which the speed of light is 2.22 x 108 m/s?

Physics - Light & refraction
I go this question in a test just today, but I know I got it wrong because I didn't study this section. It was something along the lines of this I'm pretty sure. "Explain why there is no critical angle when light travels from air to water" Can someone explain this to me?

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what is the speed of light moving through a medium of index of refraction 2.45?

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what is the speed of light moving through a medium of index refraction 2.45?

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What are some common examples of light refraction, excluding rainbows?

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What is the speed of light moving through a medium of index of refraction 2.45?

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When light passes from air to glass, the light may change direction due to refraction. T or F?

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A 100.0 W light bulb hangs from the ceiling. What is the visible light intensity on the floor, 2.1 m directly below the bulb, if 10% of its output is visible light? So I am attempting to use: I= Power/area however, I don't have a radius. I know 10% of 100 is 10 so that would ...

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Find the speed of light in flint glass if the index of refraction is n=1.66. How much slower in percent of speed of light in a vacuum c does the light move in each of this medium? v=c/n v=3x10^8m/s/1.66 =1.8x10^8m/s For the percent of speed of light in a vacuum c. Would it be...

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A ray of light has an angle of incidence of 30.4 degrees on a block of quartz and an angle of refraction of 20.7 degrees. What is the index of refraction for this block of quartz?

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A ray of light has an angle of incidence of 30.4 degrees on a block of quartz and an angle of refraction of 20.7 degrees. What is the index of refraction for this block of quartz?

Physics 11
Glycerine has an index of refraction of 1.47. What is the critical angle for a light ray traveling from: a)Glycerin into air b)Glycerin into water a) I know- n1=1.47 n2=1 angle of refraction=90 1.47(sin.anglei)= sin90 1.47(sin.anglei)=1 sin.anglei=0.6803 angle of incidence=42....

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What is the speed of light moving through a medium of index of refraction 2.45?

Science/Physics
The speed of light in a certain medium is 61.2% of the speed of light in vacuum. What is the index of refraction of the medium?

Physics
a ray of light is incident on an air-glass boundary at 30 degrees. The index of refraction of air is 1,and the index of refraction for the glass is 1.4. What is the angle of the reflected ray, and what is the angle of the refracted ray? Thanks in advance. Been stuck for three ...

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A ray of light of frequency is 5.09 x 10^14 Hz is traveling from water to medium X. The angle of incidence in water is 45 degrees and the angle of refraction in Medium X is 29 degrees. The index of refraction of Medium X is 1.94. Calculate the wavelength for each medium. What ...

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A point source of light is 96.7 cm below the surface of a body of water. Find the diameter of the circle at the surface through which light emerges from the water. Water has an index of refraction of 1.33.

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Light is incident from air onto the surface of a liquid. The angle of incidence is 50.7°, and the angle of refraction is 34.5°. At what angle of incidence would the reflected light be 100% polarized?

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In this lab we did, we measured the angles of light that came through a piece of this special plastic. We had to find out the index of refraction for each of the angles of incidence in two different cases. The question asks "Is there a good agreement between the two values for...

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A vat in England nicknamed "Strongbow" is 19.7 m tall, but how wide is it? Suppose the vat is filled with water. A ray of light enters the water from the air at one end of the vat, reflects off the bottom at the vat's center, and exits at the opposite end of the vat. If the ...

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A vat in England nicknamed "Strongbow" is 19.7 m tall, but how wide is it? Suppose the vat is filled with water. A ray of light enters the water from the air at one end of the vat, reflects off the bottom at the vat's center, and exits at the opposite end of the vat. If the ...

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If the speed of light through material Z is 2.5×10^8 m/s, what is this material’s index of refraction? The speed of light in a vacuum is 3 × 10^8 m/s.

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A very narrow beam of white light is incident at 40.40° onto the top surface of a rectangular block of flint glass 11.8 cm thick. The indices of refraction of the glass for red and violet light are 1.637 and 1.671, respectively. Calculate the dispersion angle (i.e., the ...

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A ray of light of vacuum wavelength 550 nm traveling in air enters a slab of transparent material. The incoming ray makes an angle of 37.4◦ with the normal, and the refracted ray makes an angle of 22.0◦ with the normal. Find the index of refraction of the ...

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A ray of light of vacuum wavelength 550 nm traveling in air enters a slab of transparent material. The incoming ray makes an angle of 34.3◦ with the normal, and the refracted ray makes an angle of 18.9◦ with the normal. Find the index of refraction of the ...

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1) The speed of light in a certain liquid is 3/5 the speed in a vacuum. What is the index of refraction of the liquid? 2) A ray of light strikes a piece of glass (n=1.52) and makes an angle of 50 degrees with the surface. What angle does the refracted ray make with the surface...

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1) The speed of light in a certain liquid is 3/5 the speed in a vacuum. What is the index of refraction of the liquid? 2) A ray of light strikes a piece of glass (n=1.52) and makes an angle of 50 degrees with the surface. What angle does the refracted ray make with the surface...

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as light passes from air to water vi/vr=4/3 find the angle of incidence of a ray of light if the angle or refration is 25 degrees 40 minutes (i is the angle of incidence and r is the angle of refraction)

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