Critical Angle & Total Internal Reflection


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Title Critical Angle & Total Internal Reflection
Description This activity allows students to explore what the critical angle is, measure it and link it to the calculation using Snell's Law. They then see what happens beyond the critical angle and then link this to fibre optic cabling.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Critical angle; Total Internal Refection; TIR; Refraction; Fibre optics
Simulation(s) Bending Light


Author(s) Simon Lees
Contact Email slees@sthildas.qld.edu.au
School / Organization St Hildas
Date submitted 3/5/17
Date updated 3/5/17