Reflection of waves



We are most familiar with the reflection of light waves – when looking at ourselves in the mirror, for example – but all types of waves can be reflected when they arrive at a boundary between one material and another.  Information which is relevant to the practical activity for this part of the course (which is on the reflection of light) is also provided here.

Key Words

normal, absorption, surface, transmission, reflection, boundary, reflected, interface, law of reflection, angle of incidence, angle of reflection, practical activity, absorb, PAG, transmit, reflect, wave, ray diagram