Wave Behavior. Another McGourty-Rideout Production. The Physics of Waves. All waves follow the laws of physics no matter what type Waves can be reflected, refracted, diffracted, absorbed, scattered and experience interference . Reflection.
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Specular reflection: smooth surface
Diffuse reflection: rough surface
angle of incidence= angle of reflection
n = c / v
ε = electric permittivity
μ = magnetic permeability
These describe how the material interacts with electric and magnetic fields
The index of refraction of real materials actually depends on the frequency of the light being bent.
Dispersion is the explanation for rainbows:
Each color has its own frequency
Each gets slowed down differently
Each comes out at a different angle