Phys 1.4 Endoscopes

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When light passes from glass to air what direction is light refracted?
Away from the normal
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What else can be seen?
A partially reflected ray
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What is a critical angle?
Where the ray of light refracts along the boundary (Glass)
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How does total internal reflection take place?
When the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection
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How do we work out the refractive index using a critical angle?
N = 1 / SinC
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What is N?
Refractive index
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What is C?
Critical angle
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What is an endoscope?
A bundle of fibre optic wires that reflect visible light
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What can endoscopes be used for?
Looking inside the human body without the use of surgery
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How is visible light sent along these fibres?
Internal reflection
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