State whether the following statement is true or false: If the angle of incidence is greater than the critical angle, light is not refracted at all, when it falls on the surface from a denser medium to a rarer medium.
The given figure shows a point source P inside a water container three rays A,B and C starting from the source P are shown up to the water surface. (a) show in the diagram the path of these rays after striking the water. The critical angle for water-air surface is 48°. (b) Name the phenomenon which the rays A, B and C exhibit.
In the given figure PQ and PR are the two light rays emerging from an object P. The ray PQ is refracted as QS.
(a) state the special name given to the angle of incidence ∠PQN of the ray PQ.
(b) what is the angle of refraction for the refracted ray QS?
(c) name the phenomenon that occurs if the angle of incidence ∠ PQN is increased.
(d) The ray PR suffers partial reflection and refraction on the water-air surface. Give reason. Draw in the diagram the refracted ray for the incident ray PR and hence show the position of image of the object P by the letter P’ when seen vertically from above.
Mention one difference between reflection of light from a plane mirror and total internal reflection of light from a prism.