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CRPhysicsCh14Vocab

CRPhysicsCh14Vocabulary

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transverse wave consisting of oscillating electric and magnetic fields at right angles to each other; form of energy that travels as a wave through space electromagnetic wave
the turning back of an electromagnetic wave at the surface of a substance reflection
the angle between a ray that strikes a surface and the normal to that surface at the point of contact angle of incidence
the angle formed by the line normal to a surface and the direction in which a reflected ray moves angle of reflection
an image formed by light rays that only appear to intersect virtual image
an inwardly curved, mirrored surface that is a portion of a sphere and that converges incoming light rays concave spherical mirror
an image formed when rays of light actually intersect at a single point real image
an outwardly curved, mirrored surface that is a portion of a sphere and that diverges incoming light rays convex spherical mirror
the alignment of electromagnetic waves in such a way that the vibrations of the electric fields in each of the waves are parallel to each other linear polarization
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