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Reflection by Porro Prisms
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Disciplines
Abstract
Students all know that reflection from a plane mirror produces an image that is reversed right to left and so cannot be read by anyone but Leonardo da Vinci, who kept his notes in mirror writing. A useful counter‐example is the Porro prism, which produces an image that is not reversed.
Citation Information
“Reflection by Porro Prisms”, The Physics Teacher, 48, 240 (2010)