# specular

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## specular

(spĕk′yə-lər)
Of, resembling, or produced by a mirror or speculum.

## specular

Pertaining to a mirror, as in specular reflection.
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These lines are much more perpendicular to the specular reflection line than the previous circle, so should give more sharply defined peaks and thus better results.
The function of specular reflection in outlining the self was also present in the research made by Francoise Dolto and the British Donald Winnicott, who support the opinion according to which, in the process of individuation, there is the stage before mirroring, the pre-specular image.
Although the shape of the aircraft is for low observable performance, the maximum RCS is quite large near the specular reflection directions.
Caption: Figure 6: Scattering coefficients of both oil-slicked areas and clean areas versus distance to the specular reflection point (SP) based on the two different simulation experiments.
(2014) and summarized in the section "Spaceborne demonstration of ocean surface wind retrieval by GNSS-R." The algorithm uses an empirically derived geophysical model function to estimate the 10-m referenced wind speed from the measured DDM within a 25 x 25 [km.sup.2] region centered on the specular reflection point.
In turn scientists found that the way artists thought generated a new specular reflection on their work: they began to see what they were doing in a different way.
Specular reflection is generally more polarized than diffuse reflection.
Unless there is a large shinny area, the contribution of specular reflection is negligible in a large-scale landscape [19].
There are two types reflection of light which are specular reflection and diffuse reflection.
Even if the 640x480 with zoom lens has reasonable accuracy (error = 1.2[degrees]), the case has a fatal problem because the specular reflection size is just 1 pixel.
In this plain, there are two extreme cases: in the case of scattering away from reflecting plane, the angle of reflection is ([alpha]--[omega]), where a is the angle of specular reflection and w is the scattering angle.
one of the main requirements to the measuring device is that it is capable to record data from many directions, and at the same time to provide a high spatial resolution in the critical region near specular reflection. To this effect, the angular distribution of light recorded on directions close to specular reflection is converted into spatial distribution and is recorded as an image.

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