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ERIC Number: EJ818203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Light Reflection in a Pool under Falling Rain Droplets
Molesini, Giuseppe; Vannoni, Maurizio
European Journal of Physics, v29 n3 p403-411 May 2008
The observation of peculiar light patterns produced by reflection from a water surface perturbed by falling droplets is reported. The phenomenon is analysed in some detail, with a simplified model of a surface wave packet. A simple experiment reproducing the phenomenon in the laboratory is presented, also showing evidence of pattern distortions that were not reported before. An account is given in terms of the vector nature of the law of reflection, also referring to the time constant of the eye. (Contains 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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