reflected ray


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re·flect·ed ray

a ray of light or other form of radiant energy which is thrown back from a nonpermeable or nonabsorbing surface; the ray which strikes the surface before reflection is the incident ray.
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Bonus: Predict what happens to reflected rays when they bounce off of a "curved mirror.
BONUS: The reflected rays bounce inward toward the center concentrating the light, which would cause the reflected image to appear larger.
For example, when the interface bonding conditions vary, some of the first few head waves and regular reflected rays change polarities and amplitudes.
For example, some of the first few head waves and regular reflected rays change their polarities and amplitudes when the interface bonding conditions change.
Every bit of available light, including reflected rays from the moon and stars, is captured by the HD lens coating and transferred to the user's eye through a Porro-prism optical design.
The Steiner Nighthunter gathers available light, including reflected rays from the moon and stars, and transfers that light to the user's eyes.
Even though air temperature may be below freezing, the sun's reflected rays often force mountaineers to take off outer clothing layers to keep cool.
Scientists try to discern the structure of molecules by forming them into crystals, bouncing X-rays off them and analyzing the pattern and strength of the reflected rays.
For several wavelengths in the visible range, there are many reflected rays whose phase differences allow for constructive interference.
The episode of Mythbusters, a popular globally syndicated show, will examine whether it was possible for Archimedes to set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and reflected rays of the sun.
Added Protection for Contact Lens Wearers UV-blocking contact lenses offer unique protection against the direct and reflected rays that pass through the cornea into the eye, and are not blocked by sunglasses or hats.
To determine a protein's structure using X-ray crystallography, researchers begin by growing millimeter-sized crystals that are stable and strong enough to withstand analysis, which involves bouncing X-rays off the crystal's features and noting the pattern and strength of reflected rays.