How do you read the Brewster angle formula / equation?

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Homework Statement:
I have a presentation tomorrow, in which I have to explain the formula used in the Brewster angle, so I have to say what each symbol there means (the n1, n2, tan ...)
Relevant Equations:
tan(0B) = n2 /n1
So far all I know is that n1 and n2 represent the refractive indices of the two media, and so is theta (I think). Please help
 

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Have you read any resources about it? The wikipedia page is a good starting point for an explanation
 
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Homework Statement:: I have a presentation tomorrow, in which I have to explain the formula used in the Brewster angle, so I have to say what each symbol there means (the n1, n2, tan ...)
Relevant Equations:: tan(0B) = n2 /n1

So far all I know is that n1 and n2 represent the refractive indices of the two media, and so is theta (I think). Please help
Have you read any resources about it? The wikipedia page is a good starting point for an explanation
Yes, we require that you show some effort as a student before we can offer you tutorial help.

Please read through the Wikipedia article and post any questions you have about your reading. Thanks.
 

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