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Light Reflectance.

  1. Jan 3, 2005 #1
    Good morning!

    I am trying to understand the mechanism of light reflectance in a quantum context. Diffused light seems to be straightforward, however I cannot find a simple (if such a thing exists) explanation regarding specular reflection. What is the interaction between the photons and atoms/molecules that causes light to be reflected according to the angles described in optics?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 3, 2005 #2
    how things work I dare not ask but what will happen in a certain situation we might find an answer to. I suggest you check out a book called QED by R. Feynman in your local library.
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