angle of reflection

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the angle that a ray reflected from a surface makes with a line drawn perpendicular to this surface; it is equal to the angle of incidence (2).
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This is because what are perceived to be the causes for the formation of the reflected image--things such as light, reflective surface, glass, mercury, angle of reflection, etc.--are nothing but supplementary causes and agents that facilitate the appearance and manifestation of the image of the person.
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If the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection, is the view of Henriette's profile accurate?
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Historians in the Pacific have always maintained that their islanders made their voyages by the stars, good guesswork and by studying the exact angle of reflection of sunlight passing through holes pierced in the top of a gourd, bouncing off water held within.
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