Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lambert’s Law of Reflection

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6753

The flux reflected per unit solid angle is proportional to the cosine of the angle measured from the normal (perpendicular) to the surface. If the reflected flux is isotropic, the surface is said to be a perfect Lambertian reflector or a perfect diffuser.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA