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    A glass paperweight with an index of refraction n rests on a desk, as shown in Figure 26-49. An incident ray of light enters the horizontal top surface of the paperweight at an angle = 63° to the vertical.

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    (a) Find the minimum value of n for which the internal reflection on the vertical surface of the paperweight is total.

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