College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 22 - Reflection and Refraction of Light - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 774: 8


a). $\theta_{r2}=alpha-\theta_{i1}$ b). $\theta_{r2}=55^{\circ}$

Work Step by Step

a). $\theta_{r2}=[90^{\circ}-(90^{\circ}+\theta_{r1}-alpha)]$ or, $\theta_{r2}=alpha-\theta_{r1}$ , $[\theta_{i2}=\theta_{r2}, \theta_{i1}=\theta_{r1}]$ So, $\theta_{r2}=alpha-\theta_{i1}$ b). from part a, $\theta_{r2}=alpha-\theta_{i1}=115^{\circ}-60^{\circ}=55^{\circ}$
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