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# Is there any relationship between the incident ray and reflected ray?

Draw a straight line ABC and angles as shown in the figure above. The line 1 is at 60º from BD, 2 at 30º from BD.

Is there any relationship between the incident ray and reflected ray?

Draw a straight line ABC and angles as shown in the figure above. The line 1 is at 60º from BD, 2 at 30º from BD. Now , the line 4 at 60º from BD and line 3 at 30º from BD. The line BD is perpendicular, to ABC. Hold the mirror along the line ABC. Use the mirror with slit and make a ray go along the line 1 and reach the mirror at point B. Observe where the reflected ray is? Is the reflected ray go along 4?

Now, try keeping the mirror with slit and make the incident ray go along line 2. Now do we see that the reflected ray is along line 3?

Line BD, which is perpendicular the mirror surface is called as normal. The angle between the incident ray and the line BD is called angle of incident. Similarly, the angle between reflected ray and the normal is called as angle of reflection.

Can you make out relationship between the angle of incident ray and the angle of reflected ray? Yes. Is it not obvious that the angle of incident is same as the angle of reflection?

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