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Homework Help: Would someone please help me out with this question?

  1. Jun 7, 2006 #1
    Would someone please help me out with this question????

    You can see an object when the light hitting it is?

    Unevenly reflected

    Evenly reflected

    I know it's not the other two(absorbed or transmitted), but I am stumped between these two.
    I know it's reflected, but some sources say each. :smile:


    Nevermind, I think it is Unevenly reflected
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2006
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  3. Jun 8, 2006 #2

    andrevdh

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    A rough surface is uneven - lots of little surfaces pointing in all different directions. A smooth surface have lots of small surfaces pointing mostly in the same direction - very little protrusions or indentations. Smooth surfaces concentrate light while rough surfaces scatter incoming light in different directions.
     
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