Reflected Light. Italy, Spring 2019. Painting, Ink and acrylic on canvas. Size: 130H x 194 W cm. © 2019 Florencia San Martin Brück/Artists Rights Society (ARS).
The form of the reflected light wave will be identical with that of a sound wave reflected under similar conditions.
When the medium through which a wave travels suddenly changes, the wave often experiences partial transmission and partial refection at the interface. Reflection is a wave phenomenon that changes the direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Transmission permits the passage of wave, with some or none of the incident wave being absorbed. Reflection and transmission often occur at the same time.