Q. 45

A wall reflects light and a mirror also reflects light. What difference is there in the way they reflect light?

Answer :

Reflection of light from a wall is diffused reflection because the surface of the wall is uneven so the light is reflected in different directions and also the reflected rays are not parallel

Reflection of light from a mirror is regular reflection because the surface of mirror is an even surface which is polished. The light gets reflected from the mirror surface in one particular direction and the reflected rays are all parallel.


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