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Refraction Concept Question

  1. May 20, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In which of the following situations will light from a laser be refracted?
    a. traveling from air into a diamond at an angle of 30° to the normal
    b. traveling from water into ice along the normal
    c. upon striking a metal surface
    d. traveling form air into a glass of iced tea at an angle of 25° to the normal

    2. Relevant equations N/A

    3. The attempt at a solution I am a bit confused on how to approach this problem. However, I am leaning into choice A and D.
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  3. May 20, 2007 #2


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    you should use snell's law, in the cases of a,b,d
  4. May 22, 2007 #3
    Youre right though, in your leanings.
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