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Homework Help: Law of Refraction?

  1. May 12, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Imagine a fish in the lake. And assume that the surface of the water is absolutely flat--no waves at all. Draw a picture and describe what the fish should see. Can the fish see someone standing on the shore of the lake?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think that using the law of refraction I can solve this somehow, but I'm not really sure where to start. Could someone please help me out. Thank you.
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  3. May 12, 2008 #2


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    What do YOU think? The forum rules say no one can help you until you start the problem. Even making a mistake would be helpful.
  4. May 13, 2008 #3
    Think about it, what is a perfectly flat surface of water with no waves a metaphoric equivalent to?
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