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Asked by nita7826 - 4 years ago
so should he simply aim at the mirrored image of the assailant? Explain
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thinkfirst Level 18 / Scientist
Answered 4 years ago
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Angle of incidence = angle of reflection.

This is a law of reflecting light, and it holds true because light is a wave.

For a particle (the bullet) that has a mass, there will be a slightly different rule.

When the bullet hits the metal plate it will ricochet, but not at the same angle - the bullet loses some energy through sound, so cowboy joe will have to aim a little to the side of the reflection
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