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  • Diagram of 3 types of reflection, Mirror, Specular and Diffuse
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 14 March 2012 Size: 91 KB Referencing Hub media

    Light reflects from a smooth surface at the same angle as it hits the surface. For a smooth surface, reflected light rays travel in the same direction. This is called specular reflection. For a rough surface, reflected light rays scatter in all directions. This is called diffuse reflection.

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