About the laws of reflection
When light reflects off a surface or object, it behaves predictably, following three laws known as the laws of reflection.
- The three laws of reflection are:
- The incident ray, the reflected ray, and the normal to the surface all lie within the same plane.
- The angle of incidence, which is the angle between the incident ray and the normal, is equal to the angle of reflection, which is the angle between the reflected ray and the normal.
- The incident ray and the reflected ray are always on opposite sides of the normal, and all three lie within the same plane.