Angle of Incidence
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Angle of Incidence
The angle between a wave that strikes a surface and the perpendicular to that surface at the point of incidence.
Angle of Incidence
"angle of incidence": The angle between a wave that strikes a surface and the perpendicular to that surface at the point of incidence.
Angle of Incidence

The angle that the sun's rays make with a line perpendicular to a surface. The angle of incidence determines the percentage of direct sunshine intercepted by a surface.

Angle of Incidence

While angle of attack varies during flight, angle of incidence is fixed with the design of the aircraft. Airfoils are generally attached to the aircraft at a small angle in relation to its longitudinal axis.

Angle of Incidence

The angle that the sun's rays make with a line perpendicular to a surface. The angle of incidence determines the percentage of direct sunshine intercepted by a surface.

Angle of Incidence

The angle between the direction of propagation of an electromagnetic or acoustic wave ( or ray) incident on a body and the local normal to that body (although this normal may not be well defined, as that for a cloud, e.g.).

May also describe beams of particles in the broadest sense.

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Angle of Incidence has been defined 6 different ways in documents like 2014 NAL Thesaurus, 2015 NAL Glossary, Glossary of Terms, and 3 more.

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