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Problem: For light of wavelength 589 nm, calculate the critical angle for the following materials surrounded by air.(a) diamond, 1°(b) crown glass, 2°

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Critical angle:

θc=sin-1(η2η1)

(a)

η2 is the refractive index of air = 1

η1 is the refractive index of diamond = 2.419

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For light of wavelength 589 nm, calculate the critical angle for the following materials surrounded by air.

(a) diamond, 1°

(b) crown glass, 2°

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