A plane mirror is a smooth or highly polished surface that reflects the light or wave for the formation of an image. It is a flat, polished, and reflective surface that produces a virtual image of the real object.
When the ray of light falls on a surface, it undergoes one of these phenomena - reflection, refraction, and absorption. The surface which reflects most of the rays of light is called a mirror. And on the basis of the reflecting surfaces, mirrors can be classified as concave, convex, and plain mirrors. Here we will talk about plane mirrors.
A plane mirror is a surface that needs at least two rays of light to make an image. These two rays can either meet inside the mirror or appear to meet at any point behind the mirror.
The image below demonstrates what an image of an object looks like through a plane mirror.
A plane mirror is a smooth or highly polished surface that reflects light in order to form an image. It is a flat, polished, and reflective surface that produces a virtual image of the real object.
Moreover, a light ray passing through the plane mirror must make the angle of reflection equal to the angle of incidence. The importance of a plane mirror is that it easily spots the location of the object behind you.
The characteristics of the plane mirror are:
The properties of a plane mirror are:
1. What do you mean by a plane mirror?
A flat, polished, and reflective surface that produces a virtual erect image of the real object is called a plane mirror.
2. What is the image formed by a plane mirror?
The images formed by a plane mirror are virtual, erect, and of the same size as an object.
3. What are the characteristics of a plane mirror?
The characteristics of a plane mirror are:
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