plane mirror

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plane mirror

[′plān ′mir·ər]
(optics)
A mirror whose surface lies in a plane; it forms an image of an object such that the mirror surface is perpendicular to and bisects the line joining all corresponding object-image points.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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its image in the flat mirror from the point where the potential is determined, respectively.
Unfortunately, the optics of a flat mirror also create a blind spot, an area of limited vision around a vehicle that often leads to collisions during merges, lane changes, or turns.
Chapter six explains in much detail the parts of Ptolemy's Optics that treat reflections on flat mirror surfaces and those parts that relate to painters' use of single viewpoints in constructing their perspective paintings.
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One consequence of the law of reflection is that if you stand an arms-distance away from a flat mirror and touch the mirror, your reflection appears to be an arms-distance away "on the other side of the mirror." This is because for flat mirrors, the object-distance (you) is equal to the image-distance (your reflection).
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"I wanted a cheap, easy way to make the room seem larger - a large flat mirror seemed the obvious answer.
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A flat mirror is not suitable since it is very prone to distortion and does not provide a wide view, and consequently it often provides the pilot with a substandard picture of the aircraft's situation.
Be as objective as a flat mirror; manipulation and even the brutally frank and deliberately monstrous vision of the image or the idea expressed in words belongs in literature alone, never in journalism.