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Does the Apparent Depth of a Tank of Water Change If Viewed Obliquely? If So, Does the Apparent Depth Increase Or Decrease? - Physics

Answer the following questions:

Does the apparent depth of a tank of water change if viewed obliquely? If so, does the apparent depth increase or decrease?

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Solution

Yes; Decrease

The apparent depth of a tank of water changes when viewed obliquely. This is because light bends on travelling from one medium to another. The apparent depth of the tank when viewed obliquely is less than the near-normal viewing.

Concept: Refraction
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NCERT Class 12 Physics Textbook
Chapter 9 Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Q 18.4 | Page 347
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