1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Please help with optics problem

  1. Oct 19, 2004 #1
    Please help with optics problem!!!

    I was wondering if anyone could help me out with the following optics problem:

    A prism, ABC, is configured such that angle BCA = 90 degrees and angle CBA = 45 degrees. What is the value of the index of refraction if, while immersed in the air, a beam incident on the face AC (at any angle) will be totally internally reflected from face BC. (In other words, what is the index of refraction for the prism so any incident angle on the face AC will give total internal reflection from face BC?) I am not sure how to approach this problem, and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Please help with optics problem
  1. Optics problems (Replies: 9)

Loading...