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Calculate Brewster angle for glass

by ZedCar
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Jan30-12, 08:50 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Glasses have a variety of different refractive indices. Calculate the Brewster angle for a glass with a refractive index of 1.5.


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution

tan(θB) = n2/n1
tan(θB) = 1.5/1
θB = 56.31 degrees
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Glasses have a variety of different refractive indices. Calculate the Brewster angle for a glass with a refractive index of 1.5.


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution

tan(θB) = n2/n1
tan(θB) = 1.5/1
θB = 56.31
Looks good !
ZedCar
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Jan31-12, 04:43 AM
P: 342
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