Light – Notes
Reflection of Light
Light travels in straight lines.
A shiny or polished surface, such as a mirror, can change the direction of incident light.
The bouncing of light by any smooth surface like a mirror, back into the same medium, is called reflection of light.
The likeness of light by an object formed in a mirror due to reflection of light is called the image of the object.
The image in a plan mirror is at the distance behind the mirror as the distance of the object in front of it.
The image of an object formed in a plan mirror is left – right inversed. left – right inversed means that the image shows your right to appear as left, and left to appear as right.