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Unformatted text preview: brown (twb493) – Ch24h4 – chiu – (56565) 1 This printout should have 23 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page – find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points The index of refraction of a particular liquid is 1 . 23. At what speed would a wave crest in a beam of light travel through this medium? Remember that c = 3 × 10 8 m / s. Correct answer: 2 . 43902 × 10 8 m / s. Explanation: We know that the light will travel slower than c , so we have v = c n = 3 × 10 8 m / s 1 . 23 = 2 . 43902 × 10 8 m / s . 002 10.0 points If a diver who is underwater shines a flash light upward toward the surface, at an angle of 35 degrees from the normal, at what angle does the light emerge from the water? In dices of refraction: water, 1 . 33; air, 1 . 00029. Remember that c = 3 × 10 8 m / s. Correct answer: 49 . 6971 degrees. Explanation: Since water has a higher index of refraction than air, a beam of light will bend away from the normal as it passes from the water to air. Define medium 1 to be the water and medium 2 to be the air. n 1 sin θ 1 = n 2 sin θ 2 ⇒ sin θ 2 = n 1 n 2 sin θ 1 = 1 . 33 1 . 00029 sin35 ◦ = 0 . 762635 ⇒ θ 2 = arcsin(0 . 762635) = 49 . 6971 ◦ . 003 10.0 points If a beam of light from a medium with a higher index of refraction emerges into a medium with a lower index of refraction, what hap pens? 1. The emerging beam does not bend at all. 2. The emerging beam bends away from the normal (larger angle). correct 3. The emerging beam bends toward the normal (smaller angle). Explanation: The correct choice is that the emerging beam bends away from the normal. Let medium 1 be the higher index medium. Then we have n 1 sin θ 1 = n 2 sin θ 2 ⇒ sin θ 2 = n 1 n 2 sin θ 1 If n 1 > n 2 , then sin θ 2 > sin θ 1 , and θ 2 > θ 1 . 004 (part 1 of 2) 10.0 points To get total internal reflection at the interface of water (refractive index 1 . 33) and a plastic whose refractive index is 1 . 5: Which material must the light start in? 1. Plastic correct 2. Water 3. It doesn’t matter Explanation: The light must start in the plastic. The emerging beam must bend away from the nor mal, thus the beam must start in the material of higher index and be transmitted to the ma terial of lower index. 005 (part 2 of 2) 10.0 points What is the critical angle? Correct answer: 62 . 4573 degrees. Explanation: brown (twb493) – Ch24h4 – chiu – (56565) 2 The critical angle is the angle of the incom ing ray that refracts at an angle of 90 ◦ relative to the vertical. Apply Snell’s law to calculate the angle of the ray in the plastic. In the fol lowing section, 1 refers to the plastic and 2 refers to the water....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHY 303L taught by Professor Turner during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
 Fall '08
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 Physics, Light

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