Reflection of Light

When light falls on a shiny surface, most of the light comes back in the direction from which it was coming. This phenomenon is called reflection of light. Reflection of light obeys the laws of reflection. The first law of reflection says that incident ray, normal at the point of reflection and reflected ray; all lie in the same plane. The second law of reflection says that angle of incidence is equal to angle of reflection. Irrespective of the shape of a reflective surface, the laws of reflection are obeyed in every case. Concave and convex mirrors also obey laws of reflection but produce special images because of their special shapes. In case of concave mirrors, real and inverted image is formed in most of the situations. In case of convex mirrors, virtual and erect image is formed in all situations.

Light Reflection Quiz