Snell's law:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{\eta}}}_{{\mathbf{1}}}{\mathbf{s}}{\mathbf{i}}{\mathbf{n}}{{\mathbf{\theta}}}_{{\mathbf{1}}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{\eta}}}_{{\mathbf{2}}}{\mathbf{s}}{\mathbf{i}}{\mathbf{n}}{{\mathbf{\theta}}}_{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

**(a)**

We are asked to determine the difference in θ_{2} for the two wavelengths.

Δθ = θ_{2g} - θ_{2gy}

θ_{2} = sin^{-1} ((η_{1}sinθ_{1})/η_{2})

(a) A narrow beam of light containing yellow (580 nm) and green (550 nm) wavelengths goes from polystyrene to air, striking the surface at a 30.0° incident angle. What is the angle between the colors when they emerge? (b) How far would they have to travel to be separated by 1.00 mm?

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