Differentiate between regular and diffused reflection. Does diffused reflection mean the failure of the laws of reflection?



The difference between Regular and diffused reflection is


Regular Reflection

Irregular Reflection

Rays of light falls on smooth surface

Rays of light falls on irregular surface

Rays are reflected parallely

Rays are reflected in different directions

Reflection is clear 

Reflection is not clear

It is produced in smooth surfaces like mirror, highly polished surfaces

It is produced in rough surfaces like paper, cardboard, unpolished objects

No, diffused reflection does not mean failure of law of reflection 

It is caused by the irregularities of the reflecting surface


The laws of reflection are valid at each point on the surface of an object.

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