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Incident Ray: Definition & Overview

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Which of the following describes an incident ray?

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1. Which one of the following statements is NOT true about a light ray?

2. Which of the following is the best definition of reflection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Incident rays are an important concept in the study of light, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and related vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics and principles of:

  • Light rays
  • Incident rays
  • Reflection

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe an incident ray and reflection
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between descriptions that do and do not apply to rays of light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is happening when we draw a simple illustration to show how light is moving

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson called Incident Ray: Definition & Overview in order to find out more about:

  • The angle of incidence
  • Refraction
  • The angle of reflection
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