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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?
May 14, 2013 by A

Light Refraction: Physics
What are some common examples of light refraction, excluding rainbows?
January 5, 2012 by Cicilia

Physics
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. ...
October 26, 2012 by What?

Physics
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. ...
October 26, 2012 by Nerm

Physics
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. ...
October 31, 2012 by Physics Failure

physics!!!
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 ...
March 19, 2012 by HELP!!!!

Physics
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 ...
March 18, 2013 by AM

physics
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 of ...
March 5, 2013 by Anonymous

Physics
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? ...
October 29, 2009 by Jeff

physics
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.
November 22, 2011 by deondre thomas

Phy
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 
February 18, 2012 by Joila

PHYSICS
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 ...
March 27, 2008 by nat

physics
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 ...
April 1, 2013 by Lara

physics
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 ...
May 2, 2014 by Rin

Physics.
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-...
May 19, 2009 by Jennifer

physics
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?
March 18, 2014 by katie

physics
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 ...
April 10, 2014 by Anonymous

physics....
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 ...
June 2, 2012 by kennedy

physics
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 ...
April 22, 2013 by Taylor

Physics
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, ...
November 24, 2008 by Suzy

physics
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?
December 5, 2012 by alessandra

physics
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 the ...
March 22, 2012 by Simon

Physics
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 .
February 24, 2011 by Maria

physics
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
December 1, 2010 by maria

Physics
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.
April 7, 2014 by Amanda

physics
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
November 16, 2010 by Yesenia

Physics
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...
June 12, 2006 by Nathaniel

grade 11 physics
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...
January 16, 2010 by Lora

Physics...please help
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...
April 6, 2009 by sophie

physics
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 ...
February 21, 2013 by raj

Physics
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 ...
June 12, 2006 by David

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 ...
November 14, 2012 by Jeremy

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 ...
November 14, 2012 by Jeremy

Physics
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 ~~~~~~~~~~~...
March 22, 2009 by Steve

Physics
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?
April 22, 2013 by Brandon

Physics
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 ...
April 7, 2011 by Anthony

physics
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 ...
April 19, 2012 by sand

physics
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.
October 17, 2012 by leonard

Physics HELP PLS!!!
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 ...
June 11, 2012 by Genny

Science
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 ...
November 8, 2009 by James

physics
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?
December 5, 2012 by alessandra

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
February 19, 2013 by Daisy

Physics
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 ...
April 8, 2008 by Jon

physics
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
April 11, 2012 by ******tasha******

physics
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 ...
May 22, 2008 by Sandhya

physics
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 vacuum) ...
May 4, 2014 by ryan

physics
state the laws of refraction of light
April 11, 2013 by abubakar

Physics
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 ...
April 4, 2013 by Zach

Physics
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) ...
December 8, 2012 by Hanu2012

Physics
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 ...
April 4, 2013 by Chad

Physics
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 ...
April 10, 2013 by Tim

Physics
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?
March 6, 2012 by DCM

physics
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?
March 7, 2012 by DCM

Physics
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
April 18, 2011 by Jeshondria

Physics
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?
March 6, 2013 by Rebecca

physics
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 ...
December 5, 2012 by alessandra

Physics
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 ...
December 16, 2012 by Hanu 2012

Physics
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 ...
April 27, 2007 by JJ

physics
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?
June 17, 2009 by Cynthia

Physics
How does the index of refraction relate to the speed of light in a substance?
December 14, 2010 by Emily

physics
What is the index of refraction of a liquid in which the speed of light is 2.22 x 108 m/s?
May 14, 2012 by Zach

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?
May 2, 2008 by TP

Phy
When light passes from air to glass, the light may change direction due to refraction. T or F?
December 9, 2007 by rachel

physics
what is the speed of light moving through a medium of index of refraction 2.45?
July 31, 2010 by Cristina

physics
what is the speed of light moving through a medium of index refraction 2.45?
April 27, 2011 by kay

Physics
What are some common examples of light refraction, excluding rainbows?
January 5, 2012 by Cicilia

Physics H
What is the speed of light moving through a medium of index of refraction 2.45?
April 23, 2013 by Destenie

Physics
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 ...
February 21, 2011 by Lynn

Physics
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...
April 16, 2008 by Andrea

physics
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?
February 18, 2011 by Maria

Physics
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?
February 24, 2011 by Maria

college physics
What is the speed of light moving through a medium of index of refraction 2.45?
July 31, 2010 by Cristina

Physics
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 ...
April 19, 2011 by Allyse

Physics
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.
May 13, 2009 by Chirayu

physics!
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?
April 2, 2012 by linds

Physics
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...
February 14, 2008 by Emily

Physics
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.
February 24, 2011 by Maria

Physics
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 ...
February 19, 2011 by Ashley

Physics
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 ...
February 19, 2011 by Ashley

physics
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 ...
August 25, 2010 by rudi

physics
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 ...
April 1, 2012 by angel

Physics
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 ...
May 6, 2013 by alice

Physics
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...
February 16, 2011 by Ninzy

Physics
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...
February 16, 2011 by Ninzy

physics
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)
January 13, 2013 by merri

Physics
A layer of oil (n = 1.45) floats on an unknown liquid. A ray of light originates in the oil and passes into the unknown liquid. The angle of incidence is 64.8 degrees, and the angle of refraction is 68.0 degrees. What is the index of refraction of the unknown liquid?
March 20, 2013 by Tonya

Physics
Optical fibers are devices used for guiding light in many applications, most notably for fast communication. A fiber consists of a glass cylinder surrounded by a wall covered in a special coating. The fibers work on a principle called total internal reflection: light enters ...
June 18, 2013 by Bob

physics
Optical fibers are devices used for guiding light in many applications, most notably for fast communication. A fiber consists of a glass cylinder surrounded by a wall covered in a special coating. The fibers work on a principle called total internal reflection: light enters ...
June 22, 2013 by anonymous

physics
we know that the speed of light in a vacuum is 3.0 x 10^8 m/s (18,000 mi/sec). If light travels through thick plastic with a speed of 1.75 x 10^8 m/s, what is the index of refraction through plastic?
October 24, 2011 by Jenna

physics
we know that the speed of light in a vacuum is 3.0 x 10^8 m/s (18,000 mi/sec). If light travels through thick plastic with a speed of 1.75 x 10^8 m/s, what is the index of refraction through plastic?
October 24, 2011 by Jenna

Physics -- check answer please
Refraction is: a) the way light behaves when it goes through a narrow opening b)the way teo light sources interact to produce interference patterns c) the absorption of one component of the electric field d) none of the above are correct my answer: d
July 28, 2014 by Liz

biology
the index of refraction of h2o is 1.33. find the angle of refraction of a beam of light in air hitting the h2o surface at an angle of 60 degrees n(air)=1.00
October 3, 2010 by jessica

Physics
An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber devised to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber. Complete transmission of light is achieved through total internal reflection. This problem aims to calculate the minimum index of refraction n of the optical fiber ...
May 8, 2013 by amit sharma

Physics
An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber devised to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber. Complete transmission of light is achieved through total internal reflection. This problem aims to calculate the minimum index of refraction n of the optical fiber ...
May 13, 2013 by Rohan

Physics to Elena
An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber devised to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber. Complete transmission of light is achieved through total internal reflection. This problem aims to calculate the minimum index of refraction n of the optical fiber ...
May 14, 2013 by Rohan

Physics
Hi, I have the following question: 1. The index of refraction for a prism is given by the equation: n = 1.58 − (6.41 x 10^4)λ where λ is the wavelength in meters. Light is incident at 28°. Find the exit angle ß for light of a) 800 nm b) 633 nm c) 540 nm 2. Will...
March 7, 2010 by Joseph

science
The speed of light in a prticular ype of glass is 1.68x10^8 m/s. What is the index of refraction of the glass? I don't understand if how to solve this problem. Do you put an index of refraction of glass that you know or are you solveing for glass that you don't know? index=...
November 27, 2006 by Zuri

physics
Light of wavelength 700 nm is incident on the face of a fused quartz prism at an angle of 75 degrees (w/ respect to the normal to the surface). The apex angle of the prism is 60 degrees. Use the value of n=1.46 and calculate the angle (a) of refraction at the surface, (b) of ...
November 22, 2009 by Marvin

physics....
Cherenkov radiation is light emitted by a particle moving through a medium with a speed greater than the speed of light in the medium. (Note: The speed of the particle is not greater than the speed of light in a vacuum.) Consider a beam of electrons passing through water with ...
June 21, 2012 by matin

snell's law
An equilateral prism of silica flint glassis used to refract white light. The indexof refraction of silica flint is 1.66 forviolet light and 1.62 for red light. What is the angle of separation between the violet and red ends of the rainbow produced when the ray of white light ...
April 22, 2010 by PEACE :)

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