Properties of Light

Reflection; Refraction; Absorption

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the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.

  • when you reflect in the water
  • when you look in the mirror


is the bending of a wave when it enters a medium where its speed is different.

  • when the light hits it a prismatic


is the way in which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom.