Angle of reflection


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angle of reflection

[′aŋ·gəl əv ri′flek·shən]
(physics)
The angle between the direction of propagation of a wave reflected by a surface and the line perpendicular to the surface at the point of reflection. Also known as reflection angle.

Angle of reflection

The angle that a reflected ray of light makes with the surface that is reflecting it. The angle of reflection is the same as the angle of incidence.
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This will ensure that the angle of reflection is not at the viewer's eye level.
Students should note that the angle of incidence is the same as the angle of reflection.
of Chicago, who found that the mean-free path of an electron through a pure sample of magnesium was something over one centimeter in the small angle of reflection direction.
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Debbie Bathgate, lens product manager at Rodenstock, said: "Everyday glare can be annoying and uncomfortable on the eyes, but when the angle of reflection is such that it becomes blinding, serious accidents can occur.
Light that bounces off of a mirror is governed by the law of reflection, which states that the angle of incidence is equal (and opposite) to the angle of reflection. This concept is explored in the MATH and WEEKLY LAB sections of Levels D and E.
For example, the reflection from the fuselage of an aircraft can be quire large, but this high reflectivity is not available to the radar unless the receiver is positioned at the angle of reflection which results from angle of incidence.