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Bull's eye! (Posted on 2003-11-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Two points have polar coordinates as follows: θ=130,r=.35 (point A) and θ=70,r=.6 (point B). There is a surrounding circle, r=1, that acts as a mirror, and you wish to send a light ray from point A to point B by bouncing it once off the circle. What two alternative directions could you send it in (use an angular measure paralleling the θ coordinate it would have if directed from the origin)?

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re(5): The objective of the problemAntonio2003-11-24 15:10:31
re(4): The objective of the problemCharlie2003-11-24 14:21:34
re(3): The objective of the problemSilverKnight2003-11-24 13:25:09
re(2): The objective of the problemAntonio2003-11-24 12:52:46
re: The objective of the problemSilverKnight2003-11-24 02:50:12
Hints/TipsThe objective of the problemAntonio2003-11-24 02:17:51
SolutionA Basic language numerical solutionCharlie2003-11-23 23:03:32
re(2): solution (solved numerically) -- verifiedSilverKnight2003-11-23 21:18:05
Questionre: Solution of one case describedSilverKnight2003-11-23 20:29:22
Solution of one case describedCharlie2003-11-23 20:27:25
re: solution (solved numerically) -- verifiedCharlie2003-11-23 12:07:20
Solutionsolution (solved numerically)SilverKnight2003-11-23 04:47:38
Hints/Tipsre: my first thoughts (clarification regarding reflection properties)Popstar Dave2003-11-23 01:16:22
my first thoughtsdrew2003-11-22 22:31:29
help?drew2003-11-22 14:34:59
first thoughtsEric2003-11-22 12:41:16
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