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Angle of Incident Problem

  1. Mar 23, 2005 #1
    Two mirrors are connected and form a 60 degre angle. A ray of light comes in at 65 degrees above the parallel. What direction does the ray leave at?

    Well its going to reflect to the second mirror at 65 degrees because the angle it comes in at is the angle it leaves at. However does it leave the second mirror at 65 degrees also or different. I assume it has something to do with the 60 degrees the mirrors are at.
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  3. Mar 23, 2005 #2

    Doc Al

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    Draw yourself a careful picture of the two mirrors and the incident light. Then apply the law of reflection and see what happens.
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