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Yes this is solvable.BOYLANATOR said:Please see attached image for problem and brief description of attempted solution.
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Do you know how the velocities are related to index of refraction?BOYLANATOR said:I'm looking for a general solution when you know the velocity contrast of the layers (to give the ratio for snells law) and you know the thickness of the two layers as well as the separation of the source and receiver.
The initial angle of a refracted wave is the angle at which the wave enters a new medium from a different medium. It is measured between the incident ray and the normal line, or the perpendicular line, drawn at the point of incidence.
The initial angle of a refracted wave can be calculated using Snell's law, which states that the ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is equal to the ratio of the velocities of the wave in the two different mediums. This can be expressed as: sin(θ_{1}) / sin(θ_{2}) = v_{1} / v_{2}, where θ_{1} is the angle of incidence, θ_{2} is the angle of refraction, and v_{1} and v_{2} are the velocities of the wave in the two mediums.
The initial angle of a refracted wave can be affected by the change in the speed of the wave as it travels from one medium to another, the density of the two mediums, and the angle at which the wave enters the new medium. The refractive index of the two mediums also plays a role in determining the initial angle of the refracted wave.
Calculating the initial angle of a refracted wave is important because it helps us understand the behavior of waves when they travel from one medium to another. It also allows us to predict the direction of the refracted wave and how it will interact with the new medium.
No, the initial angle of a refracted wave cannot be greater than 90 degrees. This is because the angle of incidence and the angle of refraction cannot be greater than 90 degrees according to Snell's law. If the angle of incidence is greater than 90 degrees, total internal reflection will occur instead of refraction.