Title

Virtual Mirrors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The multiple‐reflection photograph in Fig. 1 was taken in an elevator on board the cruise ship Norwegian Jade in March 2008. Three of the four walls of the elevator were mirrored, allowing me to see the combination of two standard arrangements of plane mirrors: two mirrors set at 90° to each other and two parallel mirrors. Optical phenomena of this complexity are most easily approached by the Method of Virtual Mirrors.1

Journal

The Physics Teacher

Volume

48

First Page

26

Last Page

27