Question
Students in a lab group are given a plastic cube with a hollow cube-shaped space in the middle that fills about half the volume of the cube. The index of refraction of the plastic is known. The hollow space is filled with a gas, and the students are asked to collect the data needed to find the index of refraction of the gas. What information would you need to collect, and how would you use this information in order to deduce the index of refraction of the gas in the cube?
data needed: $\textrm{l}, \theta_1,$\Delta d$,$\textrm{n}_c$. Solve the formula shown in the video numerically for$\Delta d\$.