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State the Principle of reversibility of light

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 The principle that if a beam of light is reflected back on itself, it will traverse the same path or paths as it did before reversal.
 

The principle of reversibility states that light will follow exactly the same path if its direction of travel is reversed.

Hence:

Using Snell 's Law,

sin i
sin r

= 1 n 2

sin r
sin i

= 2 n 1

1 n 2=

1
2 n 1

It follows that

1 n 2=

1
2 n 1

Posted by Daffodils(student)on 14/9/09

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  Sorry  , 

Using Snell 's Law,

sin i
sin r

= 1 n 2

sin r
sin i

= 2 n 1

1 n 2=

1
2 n 1

It follows that

Posted by Daffodils(student)on 14/9/09

1 n 2=

1
2 n 1

this is the final equation.Sorry again

Posted by Daffodils(student)on 14/9/09

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Posted by Peyush Ramachan...(student)on 18/3/14

The principle that if a beam of light is reflected back on itself, it will transverse the same path or paths as it did before reversal.
The principal of reversibility states that light will follow exactly the same path if its direction of travel is reversed.

Posted by Yashwanth Thumu(student)2 weeks, 4 days ago

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