Compare and Contrast Reflection and Refraction?


There are several differences and similarities that can be found when one compares and contrasts the processes or reflection and refraction. Reflection refers to light beaming off of a surface that it hits. This is what creates mirror images and seeing one's reflection in a mirror. Angles of light at 45 degrees help create this image. With refraction, the angles are of different degrees and mirror images are not produced. Refraction is what is used by lenses, like microscope or eyeglass lenses, and they make objects appear closer and sharper.
Q&A Related to "Compare and Contrast Reflection and Refraction..."
1. Recall that for many situations, we can model light as straight lines called rays. When a light ray strikes a surface, its angle is measured by comparison with the normal. The
Reflection is a reversal of the image on a horizontal
they are all related to how waves change direction.
Refraction occurs when light from a source travels from one medium (air) through say a transparent glass block and is refracted (bent) on entry and again on its exit from the block.
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