What is the angle of refraction (relative to the boundary

Michelle Mendoza 2022-07-13 Answered
What is the angle of refraction (relative to the boundary normal) of a diamond in contact with water according to Snell's law? The indices of refraction for water and diamond are respectively 1.33 and 2.42.
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Freddy Doyle
Answered 2022-07-14 Author has 20 answers
The equation for this situation is
n w a t e r sin θ w a t e r = n d i a m o n d sin θ d i a m o n d
Since we know θ w a t e r , and n w a t e r 1.33 and n d i a m o n d 2.42, solve for θ d i a m o n d .
θ d i a m o n d = arcsin ( n w a t e r n d i a m o n d sin θ w a t e r )
Remember that angles of refraction are with respect to the normal.

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