Optics

What is difference between Reflection and refraction?

reflection and refractionReflection and refraction are two different properties of light. The basic difference between reflection and refraction is that Reflection of light is the process in which light bounces back on striking the surface, while refraction of light is the process in which light changes its direction as it passes from one medium to another medium.

 

 

Reflection Vs Refraction

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When light falls from one medium on the surface of another medium apart from it bounce back in the same medium. This process is called reflection of light.When light falls from one medium on the surface of another medium it changes its direction and speed. This process is called the refraction of light.
In this process, light bounces back.In this process light change path.
In this process, light waves bounce off the plane and change direction.In this method, light waves change their direction and speed.
In reflection of the light angle of incidence is equal to the angle reflection.In refraction angle of the incident is not equal to the angle of refraction.
It occurs in mirrors.It occurs in lenses.
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Difference between reflection and refraction (video)

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