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Textbook Problem

(a) Light reflected at 62.5° from a gemstone in a ring is completely polarized. Can the gem be a diamond? (b) At what angle would the light be completely polarized if the gem was in water?

To determine

(a)

Can the gem be diamond?

Explanation

Given info:

Refractive index of air, n1=1

Brewster angle, θb=62.5°

Formula used:

The refractive light will be completely polarized at angle θ is given by

  tanθ=n2n1

Here,

  n2 is the refractive index of media

  n2 is the refractive index of media in which incide

To determine

(b)

Angle at which light will be completely polarized if the gem was in water

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