Question

The principle section of a glass prism is an isosceles triangle ABC with ABAC. The face AC is silvered. A ray incident normally on face AB, after two reflections, emerges from the base BC in a direction perpendicular to it. What is the BAC of the prism? 

Solution

Correct option is

36o

 

 

The path of the ray is shown in fig.

It is clear that  

                        

and                           β = 2α   

Hence                       α = 36o.


 

                      

 

 

 

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

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Q2

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Q3

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Q4

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Q5

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Q6

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Q7

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Q8

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Q9

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Q10

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