Prove that apparent depth is ¾ of real depth.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 20th May, 2014, 03:32: PM

Expert Answer:

In figure OA passes straight along OAA’. Another ray of light from O incident at angle i on XY along OB deviates away from normal. It gets refracted at angle r along BC. When we produce back BC meets OA at I. Hence it’s the virtual image of O. Hence AI is the apparent depth and AO is the real depth.
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Answered by  | 20th May, 2014, 05:32: PM