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Virtual Mirrors
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
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Abstract
The multiple‐reflection photograph in Fig. 1 was taken in an elevator on board the cruise ship Norwegian Jade in March 2008. Three of the four walls of the elevator were mirrored, allowing me to see the combination of two standard arrangements of plane mirrors: two mirrors set at 90° to each other and two parallel mirrors. Optical phenomena of this complexity are most easily approached by the Method of Virtual Mirrors.1
Citation Information
“Virtual Mirrors”, The Physics Teacher, 48, 26-27 (2010)