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A ray of light from denser medium strikes a rarer medium at an angle of inc

A ray of light from denser medium strikes a rarer medium at an angle of incidence.The reelected and refracted ray makes an angle of 90° with each other.The criticle angle is?

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from laws of relection wkt

i=r

the angle between reflected and refracted ray is 90 degrees

so,

r+90+r'=180

r+r'=90

i+r'=90

i=90-r'

sin i=sin (90-r')

sin i=cos r'

from lawsof refraction μ=sin i/sin r

=cos r'/sin i

1/μ=tan r'

sin ^-1 (1/μ)=sin ^-1 (tan r')

which is the critical angle

answered Oct 3 by ranjani.hogwarts
 

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