(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A beam of light in air strikes a piece of glass (n=1.51) and is partially reflected and partially refracted. Find the angle of incidence if the angle of reflection is twice the angle of refraction.

2. Relevant equations

n1sintheta1 = n2sintheta2

3. The attempt at a solution

The angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence, which is twice the angle of refraction.

Therefore, I set up the equation as:

1 * sin (2theta) = 1.51 * sin (theta)

But when I try to solve for theta I get that they cancel out (sin 2theta / sin theta) just equals 2? I think I'm doing the trig wrong but I don't know why?

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# Homework Help: Angle of Incidence with partial reflection and partial refraction

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