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Physics problems: Optics

Part 6

 

Problem 51.

A diamond is under water. A light ray enters one face of the diamond (index of refraction is 2.4), then travels at an angle of wave optics with respect to the normal. What was the ray’s angle of incidence on the diamond? Index of refraction of water is 1.33.

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Problem 52.

An underwater diver sees the sun wave optics above the horizontal. How high is the sun above the horizon to a fisherman in a boat above the diver?

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Problem 53.

To a fish in an aquarium, the 6-mm-thick walls appear to be only 5-mm-think. What is the index of refraction of the walls?

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Problem 54.

To a fish in an aquarium, the walls appear to be only 7-mm-think. The index of refraction of the walls is 1.9. What is the actual thickness of the walls?

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Problem 55.

A 1.5-cm-diameter spider is 50 cm from a wall. Determine the focal length and the position (measured from the wall) of the lens that will make a half-size image of the spider on the wall.

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Problem 56.

A 2.0-cm-tall object is 3.0 m from a wall. How many places can you put the lens with the focal length of 40 cm to form a well-focused image of the object on the wall?  

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Problem 57.

Light enters a glass at an angle of incidence of wave optics. The index of refraction of the glass is 1.6. What is the angle of refraction?

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Problem 58.

Light going from glass (index of refraction = 1.4) to ethanol has a critical angle of incidence of lens. What is the index of refraction of ethanol?

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Problem 59.

The index of refraction of benzene is 1.5. What is the velocity of light in benzene?

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Problem 60.

Find the critical angle for total internal reflection for light going from ice (index of refraction = 1.31) into air.

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