# Reflection

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 Revision as of 23:13, 19 June 2010 (edit)Joe (Talk | contribs) (New page: '''Reflection''' is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Common ex...)← Previous diff Current revision (20:48, 17 August 2011) (edit) (undo)Joe (Talk | contribs) (7 intermediate revisions not shown.) Line 1: Line 1: - '''[[Reflection]]''' is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Common examples include the reflection of light, sound and water waves. The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the angle at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected. Mirrors exhibit specular reflection. + [[Image:Mountain-lake-reflection 6977.jpg|'''[[Reflection]]''' is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Common examples include the reflection of '''[[light]]''', sound and water waves. The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the '''[[angle]]''' at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected.|thumb|300px]] + '''[[Reflection]]''' is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. + + Common examples include the reflection of '''[[light]]''', sound and water waves. + + The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the '''[[angle]]''' at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected. + + Mirrors exhibit specular reflection. + + == '''Also see''' == + *'''[[Snow and Weather Glossary]]''' + *'''[[Isotherm]]''' + *'''[[Snow]]''' + *'''[[Albedo]]''' + *'''[[Light]]''' + *'''[[Lighting Installation]]''' + *'''[[Isotherm]]''' + *'''[[Color Rendering Index]]''' + *'''[[Over-illumination]]''' + *'''[[Lighting Glossary]]''' + + == '''Reference''' == - Reference #Wikipedia ''Reflection'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_(physics)] #Wikipedia ''Reflection'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_(physics)]

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Reflection is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Common examples include the reflection of light, sound and water waves. The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the angle at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected.

Reflection is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated.

Common examples include the reflection of light, sound and water waves.

The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the angle at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected.

Mirrors exhibit specular reflection.

##  Reference

1. Wikipedia Reflection [1]