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This Physics Classroom article explains the concept of Total Internal Reflection. The text is accompanied by helpful diagrams. This page is part of a larger Physics Classroom lesson on the Ray Model of Light.
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Light
- Geometrical Optics
= Total Internal Reflection
- Modern Optics
= Lasers
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Keywords: light, reflection, refraction, total internal reflection
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(American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refrn/u14l3b.cfm).
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The Physics Classroom: Total Internal Reflection, (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refrn/u14l3b.cfm>.
APA Format
The Physics Classroom: Total Internal Reflection. (2010, September 1). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from American Association of Physics Teachers: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refrn/u14l3b.cfm
Chicago Format
American Association of Physics Teachers. The Physics Classroom: Total Internal Reflection. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, September 1, 2010. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refrn/u14l3b.cfm (accessed 24 October 2014).
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The Physics Classroom: Total Internal Reflection. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1996. 1 Sep. 2010. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refrn/u14l3b.cfm>.
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