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Total Internal Reflection

  1. Jul 30, 2011 #1
    Does total internal reflection occur if the refraction of light is passing from air into water?

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  3. Jul 30, 2011 #2


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    hi fromthepast! :smile:

    no, total internal reflection is only when refraction is impossible …

    from air to water, refracted light always bends closer to the normal, so refraction is always possible :wink:
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