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 required practical activity for this part of the course (which is on the reflection and refraction of light) is also provided here.

Key Words

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

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