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Angle of refraction

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Homework Statement



A low power laser is incident at the interface between crown glass (n=1.52), and air at an angle of 45 degrees. The refracted ray into air makes an angle with respect to the normal of the surface that is closest to ...
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27.7 degrees
41.1 degrees
45.0 degrees
62.3 degrees
There is no refracted ray due to Total Internal Reflection


The Attempt at a Solution



I am trying to use n1sinx1 = n2sinx2 but i keep getting an error in my calculator
 

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rl.bhat
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Find the critical angle for crown glass using the formula sinC = 1/n1.
If the angle of incidence is less that the critical angle use your formula to find the angle of refraction. Other wise..........?
 

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