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## Physics / Reflection of Light at Plane surfaces

### Physics / Reflection of Light at Plane surfaces

The branch of physics dealing with the properties and behaviour of light is called optics. Light is a form of energy which helps us to see the objects. Have you ever wondered why we are able to see the different objects around us, their images in a mirror or in a pond? This is simply due to reflection of light. It is the phenomenon of bouncing back of light after striking a smooth polished surface
Why is the word "ambulance" written backwards in ambulance car? This is due to lateral inversion -The phenomenon due to which the left side of an object appears to be right side of the object in its image in a reflecting medium (mirror ) and vice-versa is called lateral inversion.
Enjoy interesting trivia related to spherical mirrors(concave and convex) and plane mirror.
The number of images formed when two mirrors are inclined at some angles = n = \frac{360}{\Theta} - 1. Find out the number of images formed in a pair of mirrors placed parallel to each other and also when they are placed perpendicular to each other.
Mirror formula = 1/v +1/u = 1/f
Learn formation of shadows - An opaque object placed in the path of light obstructs the passage of light and produces a dark patch on the surface or screen placed behind it. This dark patch is called the shadow of the opaque object. Understands how shadow is produced by a point source of light, by extended source and when the source is bigger in size than the opaque body.

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• ### Reflection of Light at Plane Surface - SmartTest

Reflection of Light at Plane Surface

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• Introduction to reflection of light at plane surface
• Reflection of light and its types
• Laws of reflection
• Formation of images by reflection-real and virtual images
• Image formation by plane mirror for point object and extended object
• Characteristics of the image formed by plane mirror
• Images formed in pair of mirrors
• Simple periscope
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