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Light 1 Vocab

Light kit part one vocab

Angle of Incidence The angle between an incoming wave and the normal line
Angle of Reflection The angle between a reflected ray and the normal line
Concave Mirror A mirror with a surface that curves inward whose rays will be refleced inward and converge to a focal point.
Convex Mirror a mirror with a surface that curves outward whose reflected rays will diverge away from each other.
Diffuse A type of reflection when the light bounces off a rough surface; produces a distorted image.
Law of Reflection The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.
Normal A line drawn at right angles to the reflecting surface at the point where the incident ray hits.
Plane Mirror A flat mirror that produces an upright, virtual image that is the same size as an object.
Primary Colors of Light Three colors of light can be used to make any other color: red, green, and blue light.
Reflect To bounce off a surface at an equal angle as the incident ray strikes.
Refraction The bending of the path of a light wave as it passes from one material into another material.
Wavelength The distance between the crests of waves, such as in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Emit Producing light by transforming another energy into radiant energy.
Created by: badgleyk788