Homework #3 - a) Halite b) Quartz c) Calcite For each...

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Exercise #3 Due BEFORE CLASS on September 22, 2010 Rules: You may use any reference you would like, but please use the indices of refraction reported in your book, rather than other sources (including the web). You are encouraged to help each other, but please write your own answers. Remember, no late work is accepted. Please – clearly identify your answers (circle them). - staple your pages together if you have more than one page. Look up the index (or indices) of refraction for the following minerals in the back of your text book
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Unformatted text preview: a) Halite b) Quartz c) Calcite For each mineral: (1) Calculate the speed (or maximum and minimum speeds if more than one) that light can travel through the minerals. Be sure to include units with value that you calculate. (2) Calculate the angle of refraction (in degrees) for each index of refraction, assuming that a single light ray impinges on a flat surface of the mineral at an angle of 50º after passing through air, for which n = 1. (3) Derive the critical angle for each index of refraction for the minerals. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course GLY 5245 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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