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angle of reflection

Line breaks: angle of re|flec¦tion

Definition of angle of reflection in English:

noun

Physics
The angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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