A laser beam is incident at an angle of 30.0° to the verticalonto a solution of corn syrup in water. If the beam is refractedto 19.24° to the vertical, (a) what is the index of refraction ofthe syrup solution? Suppose the light is red, with wavelength632.8 nm in a vacuum. Find its (b) wavelength, (c) frequency,and (d) speed in the solution.

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A laser beam is incident at an angle of 30.0° to the vertical
onto a solution of corn syrup in water. If the beam is refracted
to 19.24° to the vertical, (a) what is the index of refraction of
the syrup solution? Suppose the light is red, with wavelength
632.8 nm in a vacuum. Find its (b) wavelength, (c) frequency,
and (d) speed in the solution.

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The required refractive index is,

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74, sin & = n,sine, (1)sin(30) = n,sin(19.24) n=1.51

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The required wavel...

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(632.8) 1.51 = 419.07 nm

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