reflected ray


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reflected ray

[ri′flek·təd ′rā]
(physics)
A ray extending outward from a point of reflection.
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These plains are often of a desolate sterility; mere sandy wastes, formed of the detritus of the granite heights, destitute of trees and herbage, scorched by the ardent and reflected rays of the summer's sun, and in winter swept by chilling blasts from the snow-clad mountains.
These relations are important in determining the azimuth [phi] and elevation [lambda] of the reflected ray [?
The incident angle is 15[degrees] - 7 1/2[degrees] = 7 1/2[degrees], and since the angle of reflection is equal to the incident angle, the reflected ray is vertical and is seen by the viewer's eye (effect 'a' in Figure 2).
Key statement: A method for determining the tread depth of a vehicle tire, with the tire being mounted on a vehicle, the tire being rolled over or placed on a measuring station, the tread of the tire being optically sensed transversely to the rolling direction of the tire on at least one measuring line, a ray fan extending from a light source being reflected at the tire surface and a signal of the reflected ray fan being recorded by a sensor, and the signal of the reflected ray fan being evaluated by way of a triangulation method, is characterized in that the signal is recorded in a non-orthogonal manner to the tire surface.
Since the construction line intersects the corner of the dispersion regime at several points, the refraction involves multiple beams including the negative refractive components and an internal reflected ray.
Unsurprisingly perhaps it turned out a smaller replica of the Captain's instrument, with the rack and pinion in line with the reflected ray, and a diagonal flat at the eyepiece position to allow more than 200[degrees] of swivel.
A little experimentation with the model suggests that the ideal angle for the lid will put the reflected ray through point C, with the effect that all the light reflected from the lid actually hits the box.
When light hits a flat mirror, the angle of the ray is always equal to and opposite of the reflected ray.
The first argument denotes the type of incident ray while the second one the reflected ray.
The field intensity of the reflected ray is given by