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written by Michael Davidson, Mortimer Abramowitz, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Robert Sutter
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation for introductory students that explores two types of light reflection.  The user controls surface color and texture to explore specular reflection (light reflected from a smooth surface at a definite angle) and diffuse reflection,  produced by rough or irregular surfaces.  

This item is part of a larger collection of materials on optics and microscopy developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.  See Related items on this page for links to the full index of resources on Light and Color and a full tutorial on Light Reflection by the same authors.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Reflection - Curved Surfaces
= Reflection - Flat Surfaces
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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Keywords:
Law of Reflection, Simulations, diffuse reflection, light, optics, specular reflection, tutorial
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M. Davidson, M. Abramowitz, M. Parry-Hill, and R. Sutter, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/reflection/specular/).
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M. Davidson, M. Abramowitz, M. Parry-Hill, and R. Sutter, Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light - Specular and Diffuse Reflection (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/reflection/specular/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Abramowitz, M., Parry-Hill, M., & Sutter, R. (2006, June 5). Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light - Specular and Diffuse Reflection. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/reflection/specular/
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Abramowitz, M. Parry-Hill, and R. Sutter. Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light - Specular and Diffuse Reflection. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 5, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/reflection/specular/ (accessed 21 April 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, Mortimer Abramowitz, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Robert Sutter. Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light - Specular and Diffuse Reflection. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 5 June 2006. 21 Apr. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/reflection/specular/>.
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Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light - Specular and Diffuse Reflection:

Is Part Of Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Reflection of Light

This page is the full tutorial on Light Reflection written by the same authors.  It links to three additional interactive Java simulations on the topic of reflection.

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