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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4, it is different calculation blocks: sun position, sun angle, the reflected ray position and orientation of the heliostat.
Shadowing Effect on the Reflected Ray. Although Kirchhoff Theory assumes that any point on the surface does not block others [1], the shadowing may still occur during the measurement campaigns, especially when the incident angle [[theta].sub.IN] is large enough (shown in Figure 18).
Planck considered the reflected rays in the first medium, of specific intensity [K.sub.v] at incidence [5, Eq.
Therefore, another reflected ray is generated from Object 1 and ray tracer calculates the reflection coefficient:
Here, the third coordinate z is used to represent the change of height of the reflected rays after reflection from a rough surface.
A little experimentation with the model suggests that the ideal angle for the lid will put the reflected ray through point C, with the effect that all the light reflected from the lid actually hits the box.
When light hits a flat mirror, the angle of the ray is always equal to and opposite of the reflected ray. Mirrors of different shapes can change the way that light is reflected.
THE ENVELOPE OF THE REFLECTED RAY. For the parabola y = [x.sup.2] - [a.sup.2], the reflected ray depends on the parameter t.
The first argument denotes the type of incident ray while the second one the reflected ray. The third arguments, "1" and "2", respectively, represent the lower surface and the top surface of the layer.
[eta] and [zeta] are such coordinates and here they represent the incident and reflected ray directions, respectively, defined as
2 (the figure is only illustrative and therefore Snell's law for the reflected ray is not preserved).
Our method utilizes Monte Carlo ray tracing to trace the path of the reflected ray between the light source and the encountered object (the lunar surface) and the Hapke's radiative transfer model is used to adjust the intensity of the reflected ray instead of analyzing the internal scattering of the mineral.