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What happens when light is incident from air to water at an angle greater tha nthe critical angle for the water-air interface, > 48.8 o ?

What happens when light is incident from air to water at an angle greater tha nthe critical angle for the water-air interface, θ > 48.8o?

The light is totally refelected from the surface—no light refracts from air to water

The light is totally refracted—no light is reflected from the interface back into the air

The light is partially reflected and partially refracted—there will be some light reflected into the air, and some refracted into the water, jsut as at angles whcih are θ < 48.8o.

The light will be totally absorbed at the interface—no light is reflected, and no light is refracted.

None of the above

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  • The correct answer was The light is partially reflected and partially refracted—there will be some light reflected into the air, and some refracted into the water, jsut as at angles whcih are θ < 48.8o. Thanks for trying to help
    • natdavsoftball
    • May 05, 2018 at 9:39pm

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