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IEVref:705-04-10ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: reflection, <of an incident wave>
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Definition: process in which an incident wave, meeting a surface separating two different media, gives rise to another wave called a reflected wave, which propagates away from the surface in the same medium as the incident wave and is interpretable by geometrical optics

Note 1 to entry: According to the degree of fulfilment of certain geometrical optics conditions, the reflection can be considered as a regular reflection or a diffuse reflection.

Note 2 to entry: The reflected wave can return partially or totally into the medium from which it originated.


Publication date:2021-03
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Replaces:705-04-10:1995-09
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