# what does the law of reflection state Law of reflection definition. The law of reflection states that when a light ray is incident on a plane surface, then the incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal to the surface of the mirror all lie in the same plane.

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• ### What are the laws of reflection?

• Following are the laws of reflection: The incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal to the surface of the mirror all lie in the same plane. The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.

• ### What does the law of refraction state?

• The law of refraction also states that the refracted ray is in the same plane as the incident ray. Thus, for instance, the refracted ray shown above cannot have a component of its direction that is into or out of the surface of the page.

• ### What is meant by reflection of light?

• When a ray of light approaches a smooth polished surface and the light ray bounces back, it is called the reflection of light. The process through which light rays fall on the surface and gets bounced back is known as a reflection of light.

• ### What is the angle of reflection of a reflected ray?

• The angle 胃r for the reflected ray is called the angle of reflection. The law of reflection states that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection, or, stated mathematically,