Education Prize Logo
Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

NSF Logo
The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

Flat Mirror JS Model Documents

This material has 3 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information.

Main Document

Flat Mirror JS Model 

written by Wolfgang Christian, Francisco Esquembre, and Mario Belloni

The Flat Mirror JS Model shows two principal rays leaving a candle of height h and striking a flat mirror.  The first ray is parallel to the mirror surface and is reflected back on itself.  The second ray strikes the mirror a distance h below the flame.  The angle between the reflected ray and the surface normal is the same as that between the incident ray and the normal in accord with the principles of geometric optics.  If the reflected rays are extended behind the mirror, the location of the virtual image is observed.

Published January 5, 2014
Last Modified September 30, 2014

This file has previous versions.

Supplemental Documents

Flat Mirror Simulation EPUB 

An EPUB file containing the Flat Mirror simulation,
a general description, and the features of the simulation.

Published June 27, 2014
Last Modified June 27, 2014

This file is included in the full-text index.

Source Code Documents

Flat Mirror JS Model Source Code 

Source Code for the Flat Mirror JS Model program.

This material is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0.

Published January 5, 2014
Last Modified September 30, 2014

This file has previous versions.

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics