How do mirrors reflect light?


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2011-03-06 12:12:28
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When light shines onto an object viewed in a mirror, the rays are reflected into the eye. The rays come from a position behind the mirror. The image is the sane size as the object and the same distance from the mirror. In the image, left is right and right becomes left. The angle that the light gets pointed on to the mirror is the same as the angle that gets reflected of the mirror!


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