incidence angle

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Synonyms for incidence angle

the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence

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In such time varying inflow conditions, the relative incidence angle of the wind varies along the vehicle, as shown in Figure 2.
Total internal reflection (TIR) is an optical phenomenon when light travels from material (medium) with lower optical density to a secondary material (medium) with higher optical density at a light incidence angle greater than specific critical angle, then refraction becomes equal to 90[degrees] and theoretically all light energy is reflected at the boundary surface, none is transmitted:
As shown in Figure 10, all three scenarios are characterized by a near ideal 100% RRE at 0[degrees] incidence angle, which then decreases to almost null values as the angle of incidence increases.
Generally, the intensity of the diffraction peaks should increase with the increase in the grazing incidence angle and maximum P3HT intensity is observed at angle slightly larger than the critical angle.
If the margin of safety is small or absent, the incidence angle must be changed during puncture (Fig.
where tan [omega] is the azimuth slope, tan [zeta]is the slope in ground range direction, [theta] is the incidence angle.
In the second exploration, the effects of the incidence angle on the behavior of the absorber is examined.
x], and [theta] is the incidence angle relative to the semi-infinite RHM (normal) A material.
For our data, the transition between these 2 bottom detection approaches corresponded to an incidence angle of approximately 15[degrees].
Figure 4 shows the definitions regarding azimuths direction, orientation of the basement model, wind incidence angle relative to the basement model, as well as their relationships.
Solar gains are then calculated considering the impact of the incidence angle on direct transmittance.
O'Brien's analysis shows that after dust had collected on the detector and as the solar incidence angle decreased over the course of the lunar day, the electrostatic forces holding the dust to the detector's vertical silicon surface weakened, and the dust began to fall off due to gravity.
Using a switchable wavelength and automated variable x-ray incidence angle excitation design, the NANOHUNTER analyzes the flail range of elements, from Al to U, in solids, liquids, and powders.