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I'm doing a CAPA (Computer Assisted Personalized Approach) - basically online assignments. So.. here's one of my questions.. I know that...

in order to have total internal reflection, the angle of incidence for the first internal reflection point must be greater than or equal to the critical angle for the glass. (As the initial angle of incidence increases, so does the angle of refraction, thus the angle of incidence for the internal reflection decreases.)

And that by using the given angles for the prism.. i should be able to calculate the angle of refraction.. and then calculate the intial angle.. I'm sucking it up and I can't get this one.. i should be able to do it with just snell's law..

(n1)[sin(theta1)]=(n2)[sin(theta2)]

any help is much appreciated..

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