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A straight stick partly dipped in water obliquely, appears to be bent at the surface of water. - Physics

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A straight stick partly dipped in water obliquely, appears to be bent at the surface of water.

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Solution

The phenomenon is due to refraction of light.

A ray of light OC coming from O passes from water into air and gets refracted away from normal (along CX). Another ray OD gets refracted along DY. The two refracted rays CX and DY, when produced backwards, appear to meet at the point I. Thus, I is the virtual image of the end O of the stick. So, the stick appears to be bent as shown below.

Concept: Spherical Mirrors
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 5 Light Energy
Short/long Answer Question | Q 15.2 | Page 100
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