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What is is the similarities between reflection and refraction?


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2009-04-14 17:44:40
2009-04-14 17:44:40

They are alike because they both don't absorb light .

Reflection = bounces off

Refraction = passes through

See also (wiki articles):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_%28physics%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refraction

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