
#1
Apr610, 02:56 AM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A ray of light is incident in water on a plane waterglass boundary. The angle of incidence is 30 degrees. Calculate the angle of refraction. (Refractive index of glass with respect to air =3/2, refractive index of water with respect to air = 4/3). 2. Relevant equations n1sini = n2sinr 3. The attempt at a solution I tried approaching it with several methods, but I am puzzled. How do you get the glass to water refractive index from the data given?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 



#2
Apr610, 06:50 AM

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Think of the definition of the refractive index.
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#3
Apr610, 06:52 AM

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How do you get the glass to water refractive index from the data given??
It is not necessary to solve this problem. You can use the relevant equation n1sini = n2sinr to find r. Here n1 is the refractive index of water. and n2 is that of glass. 



#4
Apr610, 05:03 PM

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Refraction  Refractive Index 


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