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What is the angle between the incident ray and normal called?



A. Ray of light
B. Angle of incidence
C. Angle of reflection

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Asked by Uncalum, Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

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i.Elizabeth

i.Elizabeth

i.Elizabeth
I.Elizabeth

Answered Feb 22, 2018

B. Light is very predictable and it follows a general set of rules for its behavior. The incident ray is the ray of light that is hitting an object. From that spot, a perpendicular line is drawn. This is known as the normal line. A ray is a line with an endpoint.

In terms of light, the endpoint would be the starting spot from the sun or other light source. The angle between these two, the incident ray and the normal line, would be considered the angle of incidence. The light that leaves the object would be called the reflected ray.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Mar 13, 2017

Angle of incidence
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