Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 28 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 538-539: 11



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The curved surface may be considered as being composed of many, many tiny flat mirrors, each turned slightly from its neighbor. The law of reflection still applies. Locally, at every point, the light ray's angle of reflection equals its angle of incidence. This is discussed on pages 522-523, and shown in Figure 28.9.
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