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Problem 60 Hard Difficulty

A light ray of wavelength 589 $\mathrm{nm}$ is incident at an angle $\theta$ on the top surface of a block of polystyrene as shown in Figure P35.60. (a) Find the maximum value of $\theta$ for which the refracted ray undergoes total internal reflection at the point $P$ located at the left vertical face of the block. What If? Repeat the calculation for the case in which the polystyrene block is immersed in (b) water and (c) carbon disulfide. Explain your answers.

Answer

a. This is not possible, i.e., there is no maximum value for the angle of incidence, and light always
undergoes total internal reflection on the left face of the block.
b. $=\left[30.3^{\circ}\right]$
(C) When polystyrene is immersed in carbon disulphide, there will be no total internal reflection,
as the refractive index of carbon disulphide is 1.628 , which is greater than that of polystyrene-

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