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Problem: An underwater diver sees the sun 59 degrees above horizontal.What is the angle between the sun and the fisherman relative to the horizon?Express your answer using two significant figures.φ= _____________degrees

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Snell's law:

η1sinφ1=η2sinφ2

Where φ1 is the angle of incidence, φ2 is the angle of refraction, η1 is the refractive index of medium 1 (water), and η2 is the refractive index of medium 2 (air).

The angle underwater is φ1 = 90° - 59° = 31°

(1.33)sin(31°) = (1)sin(φ2)

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An underwater diver sees the sun 59 degrees above horizontal.


What is the angle between the sun and the fisherman relative to the horizon?

Express your answer using two significant figures.
φ= _____________degrees

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