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Lakes Of Titan - History - Observation of Specular Reflections
... Lacus at an altitude of 1900 km and was able to observe specular reflection in radar observations ... Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) observed a specular reflection in 5 micron infrared light off a northern hemisphere body of liquid at 71° N, 337° W ...
Light Extraction In LEDs
... The large index difference makes the reflection quite substantial (per the Fresnel coefficients) ... The reflection is most commonly reduced by using a dome-shaped (half-sphere) package with the diode in the center so that the outgoing light rays strike the surface ... should also match the index of the semiconductor, to minimize back-reflection ...
List Of Casper's Scare School Characters - Main Characters - Ra
... wasn't becoming a vampire when he pointed out Ra still had his reflection in a mirror ... he was Thatch's mindless minion when he couldn't see his reflection ... finally be convince he wasn't a vampire after seeing his reflection in a pool of water inside the caverns ...
List Of Talib Kweli Songs - F
... da Agony (The Aromatic Album, 2004) "For Women" by Reflection Eternal (Train of Thought, 2000) "Fortified Live" by Reflection Eternal featuring Mos Def and Mr. 1997) "Fortified Live Remix" by Reflection Eternal remixed by Pish Posh featuring Mos Def and Mr ...
Reflection - Mathematics
... Point reflection, a reflection across a point Reflection (mathematics), a transformation of a space Reflection formula, a relation in a function Reflection ...

More definitions of "reflection":

  • (noun): (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed.
  • (noun): The image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material).
    Example: "He studied his reflection in the mirror"
    Synonyms: reflexion
  • (noun): The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface.
    Synonyms: reflexion

Famous quotes containing the word reflection:

    With respect to a true culture and manhood, we are essentially provincial still, not metropolitan,—mere Jonathans. We are provincial, because we do not find at home our standards; because we do not worship truth, but the reflection of truth; because we are warped and narrowed by an exclusive devotion to trade and commerce and manufacturers and agriculture and the like, which are but means, and not the end.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The reflection of her here, and then there,
    Is another shadow, another evasion,
    Another denial. If she is everywhere,
    She is nowhere, to him.
    But this she has made.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Fanny was not there! How she would have enjoyed the scene.... I could not but think of her, and in spite of my efforts to prevent, the unbidden tear would flow. Alas! I cannot feel the satisfaction some appear to do in the reflection that her eyes beheld the scene from the other world.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)