Mastering Physics Solutions: Is Light Reflected or Refracted?

Mastering Physics Solutions: Is Light Reflected or Refracted?

On May 24, 2013, in Chapter 24: Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = Increases
Part B = +1
Part C = θ2 > θ1
Part D = θ2 < θ1
Part E = Just pick the material with the greatest index of refraction
Part F = Increases up to a maximum value of 90 degrees.
Part G = 0.7297 radians

When light propagates from a material with a given index of refraction into a material with a smaller index of refraction, the speed of light
What is the minimum value that the index of refraction can have?
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Mastering Physics Solutions: A Sparkling Diamond II

Mastering Physics Solutions: A Sparkling Diamond II

On May 11, 2013, in Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = 24.09°
Part B = 60.97°

A beam of white light is incident on the surface of a diamond at an angle θa.
Find θcrit.
For α = 45°, find the incident angle θa such that the blue light is totally internally reflected off the bottom surface.

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Mastering Physics Solutions: Exercise 24.37

Mastering Physics Solutions: Exercise 24.37

On February 8, 2013, in Chapter 24: Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = 2.1 * 10^-9 m Click to use the calculator/solver for this part of the problem

A certain crystal gives a deflection angle of 22° for the first-order maximum of monochromatic X-rays with a frequency of 1.9*10^17 Hz.
What is the lattice spacing of the crystal?

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Mastering Physics Solutions: Solar Cell Nonreflective Film

Mastering Physics Solutions: Solar Cell Nonreflective Film

On December 15, 2012, in Chapter 24: Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = Yes
Part B = 123 nm Click to use the calculator/solver for this part of the problem
Part C = 211 nm Click to use the calculator/solver for this part of the problem

A solar cell is designed to have a nonreflective film of a transparent material for a wavelength of 590 nm.
Will the thickness of the film depend on the index of refraction of the underlying material in the solar cell?
If nsolar > nfilm and nfilm = 1.20, what is the minimum thickness of the film?.
Repeat the calculation in Part C if nsolar < nfilm and nfilm = 1.40.

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Mastering Physics Solutions: Exercise 22.46

Mastering Physics Solutions: Exercise 22.46

On August 8, 2012, in Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = red

White light passes through a piece of crown glass and strikes an interface with air at an angle of 41.15°. The index of refraction of crown glass is 1.515 for red light and 1.523 for blue light.
Which color(s) of light will be refracted out into the air?

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Mastering Physics Solutions: Exercise 22.34

Mastering Physics Solutions: Exercise 22.34

On August 8, 2012, in Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = Yes
Part B = No

A 45° – 90° – 45° prism (see the figure) is made of a material with an index of refraction of 1.85.
Can the prism be used to deflect a beam of light by 90° in air?
What about in water?

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