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behavior of light waves: reflection,refraction,diffraction,absorption

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reflection the bouncing back of a ray of light, sound, or heat when the ray hits a surface that is does not go through
refraction the bending of a wave as the wave passes between the two substances in which the speed of the wave differs
diffraction a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge, such as an opening
transmission the passing of light or other form of energy through matter
absorption in optics, the transfer of light energy to particles of matter
Created by: norfin78