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The shape of an object reflecting light greatly affects how that light is perceived.

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Clear as a Mirror

Credit: Susan Sermoneta
Source: http://flic.kr/p/yRppR
License: CC BY-NC 3.0


Mirrors are everywhere.  Despite their simplicity, mirrors have a wide range of uses.  Thanks to perfected techniques using plated silver and glass, it is never been easier to produce and find a mirror to use.  

Creative Applications

1.  Describe the image you see in bathroom mirror.  Describe height, depth, width, etc. 

2.  What type of mirror is this?  (Hint: what type of mirrors are flat?)

Now in your spare time, go to a parking garage entrance where you’ll see this type of spherical mirror.  

3.  Look into the ornament or car garage mirror.  Describe the image you see. What type of mirror is this?

4. Now dig through all your silverware at home.  Look into the front side of a metal spoon. Do you look upside down? Why is that? What type of mirror is this?


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  1. [1]^ Credit: Susan Sermoneta; Source: http://flic.kr/p/yRppR; License: CC BY-NC 3.0

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