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written by Tom Henderson
This item is a chapter in a beginning physics tutorial.  The ray nature of light is used to explain how light reflects off both planar and curved surfaces to produce images.  Reflection produced by plane mirrors, concave mirrors, and convex mirrors are all explored with accompanying flash animations to illustrate geometric properties.

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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
- High School
- Middle School
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- Instructional Material
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© 1996 The Physics Classroom
Keywords:
Law of Reflection, concave mirrors, convex mirrors, geometrical optics, optics, reflection
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Metadata instance created December 12, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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December 20, 2004
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T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refln).
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T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Reflection and the Ray Model of Light, (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refln>.
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Henderson, T. (2004, December 20). The Physics Classroom: Reflection and the Ray Model of Light. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refln
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Reflection and the Ray Model of Light. December 20, 2004. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refln (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Reflection and the Ray Model of Light. 1996. 20 Dec. 2004. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/refln>.
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