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Feb2207, 07:50 PM

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when light hits a surface at an angle. it is darker if it hits it at higher angle(facing away) than at a lower angle(facing towards). 1
Is there a formula for the brightness.The relationship of angle to brightness does not look linear. http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/micros...w/?movie=light1 



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Feb2307, 12:55 PM

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The brightness would go like cos of the angle.




#3
Feb2307, 04:46 PM

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Is this only because the greater the angle, the greater the surface area that the beam interacts with? Or are there other factors?




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Feb2407, 07:47 AM

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incident light angle brightness
It is just that Intensity = Power/area



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