Reflection of Light

Reflection of Light problem 13

Which of the following statements is correct?

  • Angle of incidence is the angle between a ray and the surface where the ray incident.

  • A ray incident on a plane mirror is reflected so that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.

  • When mirroring in a flat mirror on a wall, the mirror image is the same as the object.

  • We say that a medium is optically denser if light propagates faster in it than in an optically less dense medium.

  • When a ray enters an optically denser medium, it refracts so that the angle of refraction is smaller than the angle of incidence.

  • When a ray passes through a flat, optically denser plate with parallel surfaces (plane-parallel plate), the beam changes its direction.

  • Total reflection may occur in the transition of a ray from an optically denser medium to an optically less dense medium.


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