The angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface.
- When light energy strikes a shiny surface, the energy is reflected at a direct angle (ie, the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection).
- But the precise color also depends on the angle at which the wing is viewed, since the wavelength of the constructively interfering rays varies with the angle of reflection.
- Light shelves can be used for geometry lessons, allowing students to measure the angle of reflection of sunlight as it enters the building.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: an·gle of re·flec·tion
Definition of angle of reflection in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.