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8 Physics Vocab 2

Reflection Vocab

Reflection The bouncing back of light into the same medium after striking a surface
Mirror Smooth surface that reflects light
Incident Ray The incoming ray of light from the source of light
Reflected Ray The ray that bounces back after striking a surface
Normal The imaginary line that is perpendicular ( 90 ˚) to the surface and touches the surface at the same place as incident ray
Angle of incidence The angle formed by incident ray and the normal
Angle of reflection The angle formed by the reflected ray and the normal
Lateral inversion The phenomenon due to which left-hand side of an object appears as right-hand side of the object and vice versa
Law of reflection Angle of incidence is equal to angle of reflection
Created by: khehra