Does the phenomenon of total internal reflection take place when light travels from the rarer medium to the denser medium?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 21st May, 2014, 09:46: AM

Expert Answer:

No, the phenomenon of total internal reflection does not take place when light travels from the rarer medium to the denser medium.

When light travels from a rarer to denser medium, it bends towards normal. Hence reflection can't occur in such case.

Answered by  | 21st May, 2014, 11:46: AM