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written by Michael Davidson, Shannon Neaves, and Mortimer Abramowitz
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This resource is a tutorial for introductory physics students on light reflection.  It includes a discussion of the Law of Reflection, specular and diffuse reflection, convexity, and concavity.  Links are provided to four related interactive Java simulations.  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 for a link to the full index.

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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, concave mirrors, diffuse reflection, electromagnetic radiation, light, optics, specular reflection, tutorial
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Metadata instance created March 31, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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M. Davidson, S. Neaves, and M. Abramowitz, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/reflection.html).
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M. Davidson, S. Neaves, and M. Abramowitz, Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Reflection of Light (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/reflection.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Neaves, S., & Abramowitz, M. (2007, December 27). Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Reflection of Light. Retrieved August 22, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/reflection.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, S. Neaves, and M. Abramowitz. Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Reflection of Light. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., December 27, 2007. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/reflection.html (accessed 22 August 2014).
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Davidson, Michael, Shannon Neaves, and Mortimer Abramowitz. Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Reflection of Light. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 2003. 27 Dec. 2007. 22 Aug. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/lightandcolor/reflection.html>.
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Contains Molecular Expressions: Reflection of Light - Specular and Diffuse Reflection

This item is an interactive Java simulation that explores how light waves are reflected by both smooth and rough surfaces.

relation by Bruce Mason
Is Part Of Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You - Light and Color

This is the full set of materials by the same authors on the topic of Light and Color, developed for students of introductory physics/physical science.

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