Refraction and Lenses Review

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Part A: Multiple Choice

1. The best definition of refraction is ____.

a. passing through a boundary

b. bouncing off a boundary

c. changing speed at a boundary

d. changing direction when crossing a boundary



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Boundary Behavior




 

2. If carbon tetrachloride has an index of refraction of 1.461, what is the speed of light through this liquid? (c = 3 x 108 m/s)

a. 4.38 x 108 m/s

b. 2.05 x 108 m/s

c. 4.461 x 108 m/s

d. 1.461 x 108 m/s



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Optical Density and Light Speed

 


 

3. A ray of light in air is incident on an air-to-glass boundary at an angle of 30 degrees with the normal. If the index of refraction of the glass is 1.65, what is the angle of the refracted ray within the glass with respect to the normal?

 

a. 56 degrees

b. 46 degrees

c. 30 degrees

d. 18 degrees



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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving



 

4. If the critical angle for internal reflection inside a certain transparent material is found to be 48 degrees, what is the index of refraction of the material? (Air is outside the material).

a. 1.35

b. 1.48

c. 1.49

d. 0.743



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The Critical Angle

 

 

5. Carbon disulfide (n = 1.63) is poured into a container made of crown glass (n = 1.52). What is the critical angle for internal reflection of a ray in the liquid when it is incident on the liquid-to-glass surface?

a. 89.0 degrees

b. 68.8 degrees

c. 21.2 degrees

d. 4.0 degrees



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The Critical Angle

 
 

 

6. Carbon tetrachloride (n = 1.46) is poured into a container made of crown glass (n = 1.52). If the light ray in glass incident on the glass-to-liquid boundary makes an angle of 30 degrees with the normal, what is the angle of the corresponding refracted ray with respect to the normal?

a. 55.5 degrees

b. 29.4 degrees

c. 31.4 degrees

d. 19.2 degrees



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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving



 

 

7. A light ray in air is incident on an air to glass boundary at an angle of 45.0 degrees and is refracted in the glass of 30.0 degrees with the normal. What is the index of refraction of the glass?

a. 2.13

b. 1.74

c. 1.23

d. 1.41


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Determination of n Values

 

 

8. A beam of light in air is incident at an angle of 35 degrees to the surface of a rectangular block of clear plastic (n = 1.5). The light beam first passes through the block and reemerges from the opposite side into air at what angle to the normal to that surface?

a. 42 degrees

b. 23 degrees

c. 35 degrees

d. 59 degrees



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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

 

 

9. A light ray in air enters and passes through a block of glass. What can be stated with regard to its speed after it emerges from the block?

a. speed is less than when in glass

b. speed is less than before it entered glass

c. speed is same as that in glass

d. speed is same as that before it entered glass



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Optical Density and Light Speed


 


 

10. Which of the following describes what will happen to a light ray incident on an air-to-glass boundary?

a. total reflection

b. total transmission

c. partial reflection, partial transmission

d. partial reflection, total transmission



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Boundary Behavior Revisited || Total Internal Reflection

 

 

11. Which of the following describes what will happen to a light ray incident on an air-to-glass boundary at an angle of incidence less than the critical angle?

a. total reflection

b. total transmission

c. partial reflection, partial transmission

d. partial reflection, total transmission



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Boundary Behavior Revisited || Total Internal Reflection

 



12. Which of the following describes what will happen to a light ray incident on an glass-to-air boundary at an angle of incidence greater than the critical angle?

a. total reflection

b. total transmission

c. partial reflection, partial transmission

d. partial reflection, total transmission



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Boundary Behavior Revisited || Total Internal Reflection

 

 

13. What is the angle of incidence on an air-to-glass boundary if the angle of refraction in the glass (n = 1.52) is 25 degrees?

a. 16 degrees

b. 25 degrees

c. 40. degrees

d. 43 degrees


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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

 

 

14. A ray of white light, incident upon a glass prism, is dispersed into its various color components. Which one of the following colors experiences the greatest amount of refraction?

a. orange

b. violet

c. red

d. green


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Dispersion of Light by Prisms

 


 

15. When light from air hits a smooth piece of glass (n = 1.5) with the ray perpendicular to the glass surface, which of the following will occur?

a. reflection and transmission at an angle of 0 degrees

b. dispersion

c. refraction at an angle of 41.8 degrees

d. all of the above will occur



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Boundary Behavior Revisited || Total Internal Reflection

 


 

16. If total internal reflection occurs at a glass-air surface, then _____.

  1. no light is refracted
  2. no light is reflected
  3. light is leaving the air and hitting the glass with an incident angle greater than the critical angle
  4. light is leaving the air and hitting the glass with an incident angle less than the critical angle


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Total Internal Reflection

 


 

17. When light from air hits a smooth piece of glass with the ray perpendicular to the glass surface, the part of the light passing into the glass _____.

a. will not change its speed

b. will not change its direction

c. will not change its wavelength

d. will not change its intensity



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If I Were an Archer Fish

 


 

 

For Questions #18 - #20, consider the diagram below.

18. This person suffers from the problem of ____.

a. nearsightedness

b. farsightedness

c. cataracts

d. delusions


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Farsightedness and its Correction || Nearsightedness and its Correction




 

19. This problem could most easily be corrected by the use of a(n) ____.

a. converging lens

b. diverging lens

c. achromatic lens

d. good night's sleep



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Farsightedness and its Correction || Nearsightedness and its Correction



 

20. If the image was formed in front of the retina rather than behind the retina, then the person would need to correct the vision problem by using a 

 

a. converging lens

b. diverging lens

c. achromatic lens

d. alarm clock

 

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Farsightedness and its Correction || Nearsightedness and its Correction

 


 

21. Dispersion occurs when _____.

  1. some materials bend light more than other materials
  2. a material slows down some colors more than others
  3. a material changes some colors more than others
  4. light has different speeds in different materials

 

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Dispersion of Light by Prisms



 

22. A 3.0 cm tall object is placed along the principal axis of a thin converging lens of 30.0 cm focal length. If the object distance is 40.0 cm, which of the following best describes the image distance and height, respectively?

a. 17.3 cm and 7.0 cm

b. 120. cm and -9.0 cm

c. 17.3 cm and 1.3 cm

d. 120. cm and -1.0 cm



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The Mathematics of Lenses



 

23. Which of the following best describes the image for a thin converging lens that forms whenever the object is at a distance less than one focal length from the lens?

a. inverted, enlarged and real

b. upright, enlarged and virtual

c. upright, reduced and virtual

d. inverted, reduced and real


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Ray Diagrams || Object-Image Relations



 

24. Which of the following best describes the image for a thin diverging lens that forms whenever the magnitude of the object distance is less than that of the lens' focal length?

a. inverted, enlarged and real

b. upright, enlarged and virtual

c. upright, reduced and virtual

d. inverted, reduced and real

 
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Ray Diagrams || Object-Image Relations



 
 

25. An object is placed at a distance of 30.0 cm from a thin converging lens along its axis. The lens has a focal length of 10.0 cm. What are the values  of the image distance and magnification (respectively)?

a. 60.0 cm and 2.00

b. 15.0 cm and 2.00

c. 60.0 cm and -0.500

d. 15.0 cm and -0.500



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The Mathematics of Lenses



 

26. An object is placed at a distance of 6.0 cm from a thin converging lens along its axis. The lens has a focal length of 9.0 cm. What are the values, respectively, of the image distance and magnification?

a. -18 cm and 3.0

b. 18 cm and 3.0

c. 3.0 cm and -0.50

d. -18 cm and -3.0



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The Mathematics of Lenses



 

27. An object is placed at a distance of 30.0 cm from a thin converging lens along the axis. If a real image forms at a distance of 10.0 cm from the lens, what is the focal length of the lens?

a. 30.0 cm

b. 15.0 cm

c. 10.0 cm

d. 7.50 cm



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The Mathematics of Lenses

  



28. An object is placed at a distance of 40.0 cm from a thin lens along the axis. If a virtual image forms at a distance of 50.0 cm from the lens, on the same side as the object, what is the focal length of the lens?

a. 22.2 cm

b. 45.0 cm

c. 90.0 cm

d. 200. cm



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The Mathematics of Lenses

 
 

 

Part B: Multiple-Multiple Choice

29. Which of the following statements are true of converging lenses? Identify all that apply.

  1. Converging lenses are thicker at the center than they are at the edges.
  2. If the bottom half of a converging lens is covered, then the top half of the image will not be visible.
  3. Converging lenses only produce real images.
  4. Converging lenses can produce images which are both magnified and reduced in size.
  5. Converging lenses only produce inverted images.
  6. Converging lenses have a + focal length.
  7. The images formed by a converging lens can be located on either side of the lens relative to the object.

 

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The Anatomy of a Lens || Converging Lenses - Object-Image Relations



 

30. Which of the following statements are true of diverging lenses? Identify all that apply.

  1. Diverging lenses are thicker at the center than they are at the edges.
  2. If the bottom half of a diverging lens is covered, then the bottom half of the image will not be visible.
  3. Diverging lenses only produce virtual images.
  4. Diverging lenses can produce images which are both magnified and reduced in size.
  5. Diverging lenses only produce upright images.
  6. Diverging lenses have a - focal length.
  7. The images formed by a diverging lens can be located on either side of the lens relative to the object.

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The Anatomy of a Lens || Diverging Lenses Object-Image Relations



 

31. Which of the following statements are true of real images? Identify all that apply.

  1. Real images are inverted.
  2. Real images as formed by lenses are located on the opposite side of the lens from the object.
  3. Real images are magnified in size.
  4. Real images are only formed by converging lenses, never by diverging lenses.
  5. An image of a real object is formed; the image distance (s' or di) for real images is a + value.
  6. An image of a real object is formed; the image height (h' or hi) for real images is a + value.
  7. Real images have a - magnification value.

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Converging Lenses - Object-Image Relations || Diverging Lenses Object-Image Relations || The Mathematics of Lenses



 

32. Which of the following statements are true of virtual images? Identify all that apply.

  1. Virtual images are always upright.
  2. Virtual images as formed by lenses are always located on the same side of the lens as the object.
  3. Virtual images are only formed by diverging lenses, never by converging lenses.
  4. Virtual images are always smaller than the object.
  5. An image of a real object is formed; the image distance (s' or di) for virtual images is a - value.
  6. An image of a real object is formed; the image height (h' or hi) for virtual images is a - value.
  7. Virtual images have a - magnification value.

 

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Converging Lenses - Object-Image Relations || Diverging Lenses Object-Image Relations || The Mathematics of Lenses



 

33. Several characteristics of images are described below. Determine whether these images are real or virtual and whether they are formed by converging, diverging lenses or either type. (In all cases, assume that the object is an upright and real object.)

  1. Image is upright and magnified.
  2. Image if upright and reduced in size.
  3. Image is inverted and magnified.
  4. Image has a negative s' (di) value.
  5. Image has a negative h' (hi) value.
  6. Image has a positive h' (hi) value and a magnification value greater than 1.

 

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Converging Lenses - Object-Image Relations || Diverging Lenses Object-Image Relations || The Mathematics of Lenses



 

34. Which of the following statements are true of total internal reflection (TIR)? Include all that apply.

  1. TIR can only occur when light approaches a boundary and is incident within the most dense media.
  2. TIR can only occur when the angle of incidence is greater than the critical angle.
  3. TIR causes a portion of the light to refract along the boundary and the rest to be reflected.
  4. When TIR occurs, the reflected light follows the law of reflection.
  5. If TIR occurs at the boundary of water and air, then the light must be within water and heading towards the boundary with air.
  6. If TIR occurs at the boundary of glass and air, then it is possible that the light is traveling within air and heading towards the glass.

 

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Total Internal Reflection || The Critical Angle


 

 

Part C: Diagramming and Analysis

35. The diagram below shows four incident rays traveling through water (n = 1.33) and approaching the boundary with air (n=1.00). For each incident ray, draw the corresponding reflected ray; then calculate the angle of refraction and draw the corresponding refracted ray. Label or color code your reflected and refracted rays to distinguish them from each other and to match them to the incident ray.

Ray
Angle of

incidence

Angle of

reflection

Angle of

refraction

1
0.0 deg.
_______
_______
2
30.0 deg.
_______
_______
3
45.0 deg.
_______
_______
4
60.0 deg.
_______
_______
 

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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving || The Law of Reflection



 

36. In the diagrams below, construct refracted rays to indicate the direction which the light rays bend upon crossing the boundary.

If light travels faster in medium 1 than in medium 2, then upon entering medium 2, the light will bend towards from the normal.
If the index of refraction of medium 1 is greater than medium 2, then upon entering medium 2, the light will bend away from the normal.



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The Direction of Bending



 

37. Use Snell's law, a protractor and a straight-edge to trace the path of light through the following objects.

a.

 

b.

c.



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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving



 

38. Construct ray diagrams to show where the images of the following objects are located. Draw in the complete image (approximated by an arrow) and describe its characteristics (real or virtual, enlarged or reduced in size, inverted or upright).

 

 
Real or Virtual?
Magnified or Reduced?
Upright or Inverted?

 

 
Real or Virtual?
Magnified or Reduced?
Upright or Inverted?

 

 

 
Real or Virtual?
Magnified or Reduced?
Upright or Inverted?

 

 

 

 
Real or Virtual?
Magnified or Reduced?
Upright or Inverted?

 

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Ray Diagrams: Converging Lenses | Diverging Lenses

 

 

Part D: Problem-Solving

39. The speed of light in a vacuum is 3.00 x 108 m/s. Determine the speed of light through the following materials.

  1. air (n=1.00)
  2. ethanol (n=1.36)
  3. crown glass (n=1.52)
  4. zircon (n=1.91)
  5. diamond (n=2.42)

 

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Optical Density and Light Speed


 

40. Bruno is standing upon the edge of the water with his high-powered laser gun, waiting to zap the next visible fish with a burst of laser light. Frieda deFish, located a distance of 2.17 m out from shore, hopes to hide from view by ducking behind a small lily pad. If Bruno's laser is located 0.850-m above the ground and the lily pad is 1.39 m from shore, then to what depth below the water must Frieda descend in order to be hidden from view? (Given: nwater = 1.33)

 

 

 

 



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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

 



41. Frieda deFish, disturbed at Bruno's militance, pulls out a laser of her own. She temporarily ducks out from her cover and aims it upwards at an angle of 26.5-degrees at Bruno's nose. If Bruno's nose is 1.34-m above the water's edge and if Frieda is a distance of 0.91 m below the water's surface, then how far out from shore must Frieda be to have a direct hit?

 

 

 

 

 


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Snell's Law || Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving



 

42. Determine the critical angle for the following boundaries:

  1. air - crown glass (n=1.52)
  2. air - diamond (n=2.42)
  3. crown glass (n=1.52) - diamond (n=2.42)
  4. air - Lucite (n=1.40)
  5. air and a material through which light travels at a speed of 2.10 x 108 m/s

 

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Total Internal Reflection || The Critical Angle


 

43. A lens produces an upright image of an object. The image is reduced in size by a factor of 3.00 when the object is a distance of 16.9 cm from the lens. Determine the focal length.

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The Mathematics of Lenses


 

44. A thin lens has a focal point located 19.7 cm from the lens surface. When the object is placed at a specific location, the virtual image it produces is one-fourth the size of the object. Determine the object distance. (Careful of your sign on f.)


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The Mathematics of Lenses


 

45. A thin lens has a focal point located 16.8 cm from the lens surface. Determine the object location which would produce an inverted image which is exactly five times larger than the object.


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The Mathematics of Lenses



 

46. A thin lens has a focal point located 16.8 cm from the lens surface. Determine the object location which would produce an upright image which is exactly five times larger than the object.


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The Mathematics of Lenses

 

 

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