angle of incidence

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

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The collector is rotated about a horizontal E-W and adjusted continuously to make minimum angle of incidence all time.
In addition, this numerical model also took into account the internal reflection and the diffuse light which occurred in passing through the prism according to the angle of prism and the angle of incidence.
The thermopile sensor scans particular angle (Field of View (FOV)) and its output signal depends incident radiation and also on angle of incidence.
The absorptance [alpha] of the exposed PV surface is corrected as a function of the angle of incidence of beam solar radiation, as described by King et al.
O'Brien found that later, as the sun rose and the angle of incidence of the sun's rays on the dusty vertical surface facing east decreased, the electrostatic forces on the vertical cell weakened.
The other potential advantage of the TXRF technique stems from the fact that the grazing angle of incidence is much smaller than the Bragg angle, named after the father and son pair who received the Nobel Prize in Physics for this work in 1915.
Light that bounces off of a mirror is governed by the law of reflection, which states that the angle of incidence is equal (and opposite) to the angle of reflection.
7-11) The second, more specialized technique is an external reflection approach undertaken at grazing angle of incidence, which is often referred to as RAIRS (Reflection-Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy), (12) or some other similar acronym.
The neutron angle of incidence to the magnet was optimized to achieve a separation of about 10 arcsec between the up- and down-spin neutron peaks [7] and a neutron count rate of about 10/s at each peak position (Fig.
If the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection, is the view of Henriette's profile accurate?
Engelhard Corporation has received a patent for a hybrid inorganic/organic color effect material that is comprised of a platelet-shaped substrate encapsulated with a first layer highly reflective to light directed thereon selected from the group consisting of an alloy of copper and zinc, an alloy of aluminum and copper, an alloy of aluminum and zinc, copper and zinc; a visibly transparent second organic layer encapsulating the first layer and providing a variable path-length for light dependent on the angle of incidence of light impinging thereon; and a selectively transparent third layer to light directed thereon.
The angle of incidence was varied from 0[degrees] to 75[degrees] (00 being normal to the surface) to find the maximum signal amplitude as well as the required preciseness of the incidence angle.
For example, because film can respond to light striking at a high angle of incidence, it is possible to have sharpness across the film plane, even at wide angles.
The light transmission values of a typical wire mesh screen (at 50 degree angle of incidence with unobstructed views) is virtually the same as a conventional sunscreen system with almost completely closed louvres (as measured by the IFT Institute).