Problem: A ray of light traveling in air is incident on the surface of a block of clear ice (of index 1.309) at an angle of 43.4° with the normal. Part of the light is reflected and part is refracted. Find the angle between the reflected and the refracted light. Answer in units of °.

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A ray of light traveling in air is incident on the surface of a block of clear ice (of index 1.309) at an angle of 43.4° with the normal. Part of the light is reflected and part is refracted. Find the angle between the reflected and the refracted light. Answer in units of °.

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