angle of incidence

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an·gle of in·ci·dence

1. the angle that a ray entering a refracting medium makes with a line drawn perpendicular to the surface of this medium;
2. the angle that a ray striking a reflecting surface makes with a line perpendicular to this surface.
Synonym(s): incident angle

angle of incidence

the angle at which an ultrasound beam hits the interface between two different types of tissues, such as the facing surfaces of bone and muscle. The angle is also affected by the difference in acoustic impedance of the different tissues.

an·gle of in·ci·dence

(anggĕl insi-dĕns)
1. Angle that a ray entering a refracting medium makes with a line drawn perpendicular to the surface of this medium;
2. Angle that a ray striking a reflecting surface makes with a line perpendicular to this surface.
Synonym(s): incident angle.

angle of incidence

the angle at which a body, object or vector is moving relative to another (e.g. a stationary surface or environmental factor such as wind), often prior to a collision. Example: when playing a snooker ball at a cushion, the angle between the ball's direction of travel and the cushion.
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This current investigation focuses not on the opening location, but on the effect of building opening size and wind incident angle on wind-driven ventilation using the PIV technique, a novel approach to study such problems.
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To change the incident angle, it is sufficient to rotate the sample about the vertical axis that pass through the center o, while using the second degree of freedom of the sample for adjustments.
For R = 25% (in dotted-dashed line), the decreases in ACR can be found in the range of incident angles from 90[degrees] to 135[degrees], while a slight increase occurs from 22.
At higher incident angles and for pipes with higher aspect ratios, the distributions become more uniform as is evident in Fig.
For reflection measurements, to provide a needed incident angle, a beam may pass through one of five holes in the equator of the sphere.
The incident angle range of 30-90[degrees] was selected to reduce secondary effects that may be induced by minor surface roughness or instrumental anomalies (3), (5) This angular range yielded the most consistently linear behavior in plots according to Eq.
But the E-plane reflection (parallel polarization) coefficient is very frequently sensitive for larger incident angles.
It was tested with two different sunlight incident angles as in the case of daylighting experiment.
theta]], obtained with a standard glossmeter for a specific incident angle [theta], is the sum of the contributions of a coherent [G.
Intensity distributions were computed for simulated surfaces with different values of standard deviation of surface height, lateral correlation length, and incident angles.
This large value arises primarily from the total reflections that occur for the incident angles that exceed the critical angle.