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 Two-Lens System

Mastering Physics Solutions: A Two-Lens System

On May 19, 2013, in Chapter 24: Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = 31.8 cm
Part B = 0.236 cm
Part C = Upright
Part D = 19.42 cm
Part E = The image is a different size and oriented differently.

A compound lens system consists of two converging lenses, one at x = -20.0 cm with focal length f1 = +10.0 cm, and the other at x = +20.0 cm with focal length f2 = +8.0 cm . An object 1.00 centimeter tall is placed at x = -50.0 cm.
What is the location of the final image produced by the compound lens system? Give the x coordinate of the image.

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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: Refraction through Glass and Water

Mastering Physics Solutions: Refraction through Glass and Water

On April 12, 2013, in Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Refraction through Glass and Water Part A = 26.6 degrees Solution Below: A plate of glass with parallel faces having a refractive index of 1.58 is resting on the surface of water in a tank. A ray of light coming from above in air makes an angle of incidence 36.5° with the normal to the [...]

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Mastering Physics Solutions: Multiconcept Exercise 24.65

Mastering Physics Solutions: Multiconcept Exercise 24.65

On March 6, 2013, in Chapter 24: Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = 2 Click to use the calculator/solver for this part of the problem

A diver under water is looking at the overhead Sun through a diffraction grating that has 7000 lines/cm. What is the highest complete spectrum order that can be seen by the diver?

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Mastering Physics Solutions: Cerenkov Radiation II

Mastering Physics Solutions: Cerenkov Radiation II

On March 2, 2013, in Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light, by Mastering Physics Solutions

Part A = θ = cos^-1(c/(nv))
Part B = aerogel
Part C = v = 0.995 c Click to use the calculator/solver for this part of the problem
Part D = 0.97 c

If a particle is traveling straight through a material with index of refraction n at a speed v, what is the angle θ between the vector of the propagating Cerenkov radiation and the vector in the direction of the propagating particle?
Use these constraints and the equation for θ from Part A to determine which of the following substrate materials is best suited to giving you the greatest precision in determining particle velocity
What is the highest velocity at which a charged particle can be accurately measured to be below the speed of light in vacuum (c)
What is the lowest velocity vmin that a charged particle can have and still emit Cerenkov radiation in the aerogel?

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