11 terms

Plane Mirror Reflection

Law of Reflection
The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection
Incident Ray
A beam of light coming toward a reflecting surface such as a mirror
Point of Incidence
The spot on a mirror where an incoming beam of light hits
Reflected Ray
A beam of light travelling away from a reflecting surface
A line perpendicular to a reflecting surface at the point of incidence
Angle of Incidence
Angle between the incident/incoming ray and the normal
Angle of Reflection
Angle between the leaving/reflected ray and the normal
Difference in apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight
Lateral Inversion
Apparent reversal of a mirror image's left and right when compared to the object
Specular Reflection
Reflection off a smooth surface
Diffuse Reflection
The reflection of light from a rough surface such that an incident ray is reflected at many angles rather than at just one angle