• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Question about light reflection

1. Homework Statement

A diver shines a flashlight upward from beneath the water at a 23.0° angle to the vertical. At what angle does the light leave the water?

2. Homework Equations
I thought that i could use snell's law here...but i don't know what to do afterwards...



3. The Attempt at a Solution

angle of incidence is 23.... and the index of refraction is 1.333

1.333 (sin 23) = 1 (sin x)

is that about right?
 

Answers and Replies

Shooting Star
Homework Helper
1,975
4
angle of incidence is 23.... and the index of refraction is 1.333

1.333 (sin 23) = 1 (sin x)

is that about right?
Write very clearly what x represents here. What do you feel that the question wants?
 

Related Threads for: Question about light reflection

  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
11
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
659
Top