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A light ray follows the indicated path through three different media, refracting at each of the two boundary surfaces as shown. Which of the following statements are true about the refraction of light in these cases

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1. (T/F) if the index of refraction of medium #2 would change, then the refracted angle in medium #3 would also change

2. (T/F) medium #1 has the highest index of refraction

3. (T/F) the speed of light is greatest in medium #1

4. (T/F) for this light ray (moving left to right), there is some incident angle at which total internal reflection can occur at the interface of media #1 and #2

5. (T/F) the speed of light is slowest in medium #1

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A light ray follows the indicated path through three different media, refracting at each of the two boundary surfaces as shown. Which of the following statements are true about the refraction of light in these cases

1. (T/F) if the index of refraction of medium #2 would change, then the refracted angle in medium #3 would also change

2. (T/F) medium #1 has the highest index of refraction

3. (T/F) the speed of light is greatest in medium #1

4. (T/F) for this light ray (moving left to right), there is some incident angle at which total internal reflection can occur at the interface of media ...

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This solution answers various questions regarding the refraction of light.

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