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    A beam of white light in air is incident on a diamond, with an angle of incidence of 45 deg. Calculate the angle at which red light is transmitted in the diamond when n=2.410 for a diamond. Calculate the same for deep blue light when n= 2.45 for a diamond. What is the angle from red to deep blue, into which white light is spread?

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    a_i = 45 deg = angle of incidence
    a_r = ? = angle of refraction

    n_{red} = 2.41
    n_{blue} = 2.45

    n_{air} ~= 1

    Snell's ...

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