Angle of Reflection: Definition & Formula


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What does the law of reflection state?

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1. What are the missing components, A and B in the illustration that shows the law of reflection?

2. Based on the illustration, if the incident ray is reflected, what will the angle of reflection be?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge of the angle of reflection is contingent on your knowledge of the law of reflection, since they tend to go hand in hand. This quiz will assess your understanding of a number of factors regarding the angle of reflection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is here to see what you've retained from the lesson on the angle of reflection, including:

  • The law of reflection
  • How to calculate the angle of reflection
  • Reflections that plane mirrors produce
  • Facts about reflection

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information about the angle of reflection from the lesson
  • Problem solving - calculate the angle of reflection using the knowledge you've learned
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define the law of reflection

Additional Learning

Those looking for more information on the angle of reflection should go back and reread the lesson Angle of Reflection: Definition, Formula & Quiz, which will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the law of reflection and how it relates to the angle of reflection
  • Know the definitions of specular reflection and diffuse reflection and interpret visual representations of them
  • Explain how reflection works on a plane mirror surface