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Reflection and Refraction with Wavefront Diagrams

Part A: Reflection

  • 1. The incident ray is shown. Showing reflection, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and ray(s).

Reflection and Refraction with Wavefront Diagrams Part A: Reflection 1. The incident ray is shown. Showing
  • 2. The reflected wave fronts are shown. Showing reflection, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and ray(s).

Part B: Refraction

Reflection and Refraction with Wavefront Diagrams Part A: Reflection 1. The incident ray is shown. Showing
  • 3. 1. Below are monochromatic light rays traveling through three substances A, B, and C.

A B C
A
B
C
A B C
A
B
C

4. The incident wave fronts are shown. Showing refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and ray(s).

4. The incident wave fronts are shown. Showing refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and
4. The incident wave fronts are shown. Showing refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and
  • 5. The refracted ray is shown. Showing refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and ray(s).

Air:

1.00

Crown glass

1.52

speed of light in a vacuum: 3.0x10 8 m/s

Water 1.33

Flint glass

1.61

Alcohol 1.36

Diamond

2.42

  • 6. What is the speed of light in diamond?

  • 7. Dinah Might wants to hide a piece of crown glass, and finds a chemical in which the speed of light is 1.97x10 8 m/s. Will this chemical work?

8. The wavelength of red light in air is 6.0x10 -7 m and in an unknown chemical it is 3.76x10 -7 m.

  • a. What is the index of refraction of the chemical?

  • b. What is the frequency of the light in the air and in the chemical?

Part C: Reflection and Refraction

9. The incident ray is shown. Showing reflection and refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and rays.

slow
slow

fast

10. The reflected ray is shown. Showing reflection and refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s) and rays.

fast

10. The reflected ray is shown. Showing reflection and refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s)
10. The reflected ray is shown. Showing reflection and refraction, supply the normal, the missing wavefront(s)

slow