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.
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