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What is meant by the reflection of light ? Define the following terms used in the study of reflection of light by drawing a labelled diagram(a) Incident ray(b) Point of Incidence(c) Normal(d) Reflected ray(e) Angle of incidence(f) Angle of reflection

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The process of sending back the light rays which fall on the surface of an object is called reflection of light.(a) Incident ray: The ray of light that falls on the mirror surface is called the incident ray.(b) Point of Incidence: The point at which the incident ray falls on the mirror is called the point of incidence.(c) Normal: The normal is a line at right angle to the mirror surface at the point of incidence.(d) Reflected ray: The ray of light which is sent back by the mirror is called the reflected ray.(e) Angle of incidence: The angle of incidence is the angle made by the incident ray with the normal at the point of incidence.(f) Angle of reflection: The angle of reflection is the angle made by the reflected ray with the normal at the point of incidence.   0 0