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Chapter 29Reflection

vocabulary words 1-8

The bouncing back of a particle or wave that strikes the boundry between two media. Reflection
The line perpendicular to a surface. Normal
Angle between an incident ray and the normal to a surface. Angle of incidence
Angle between a reflected ray and the normal to a surface. Angle of reflection
The angle of incidence for a wave that strikes a surface is equal to the angle of reflection. Law of Reflection
An image formed through reflection or refraction that can be seen by an observer but cannot be projected on a screen because light from the object doesn't come to a focus. Virtual Image
The reflection of waves in many directions from a rough surface. Diffuse Reflection
Persistance of sound, due to multiple reflections. Reverberations
Created by: MSeise