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Can you name this wave phenomena?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interference or beats

 

 

B. Reflection

 

 

 

 


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St. Mary's Physics

 

1. Law of Reflection

a.  θ of incidence = θ of reflection

 

 

[ θin = θref ]

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St. Mary's Physics

 

 

 

Use the acute angles on your protractor /p>

Charles William Weick Elementary Mechanical Drawing, Theory and Practice
(New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1915) 21

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Line going through O, we will
 refer to as the baseline 

 

 

 

 

 

θin = θincidence
(angle incoming normal ray
 makes with the normal)

θref = θreflect
(angle reflected light makes with the normal)




Ray Diagram  - Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember ...


... reflection always makes a V

 

 

 

 

What is the smallest mirror
you need to see your whole body?

 

 

 

1/2 your height

 

 

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The image from a plane mirror:

 

 

a. Virtual (realistic) & Upright (Straight up and down)

 

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b. Incident ray, normal line, and reflected rays are all in the same plane

 

Source: Elroy M. Avery School Physics (New York: Sheldon and Company, 1895) 77 

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c. The distance the object is in front of the mirror equals the distance the image is behind the mirror

 

 

2. Two Basic Kinds of Reflection

 


a. Regular Reflection – reflection off a polished surface (produces images)

 

Regular Reflection Produces Images

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b. Diffuse Reflection – reflection off an irregular surface causing light to scatter (no image)




 

 

 

 

 

 

Which letter correctly

shows reflection?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray C

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angle of Reflection?

 

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

60 degrees
(Angle from normal)

 

Dr. Carlson - Purdue University

 

 

 

Refraction

 

 

 

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