Wave Properties: Reflection

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What is the normal?
The Normal is a straight line through a surface or boundary perpensicular to the surface/boundary
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What is the angle of incidence?
The angle of incidence is the angle between the incident ray and the normal.
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What is the angle of reflection?
The angle of reflection is the angle between the reflected ray and the normal
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What are some properties of the image in a plane mirror?
The image in a plane mirror is: the same size as the object, upright, virtual, the same distance behind the mirror as the object is in front.
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What is a real image?
A real image is one that can be formed on a screen, as the rays of light produced actually pass through it
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What is a virtual image?
A virtual image cannot be formed on a screen, because the rays of light that produce the image only appear to pass through it
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What is the angle of incidence?

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The angle of incidence is the angle between the incident ray and the normal.

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What are some properties of the image in a plane mirror?

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