Image formed by Plane Mirror
The features of an image created in a plane mirror are:
- The plane mirror creates an erect, imaginary image that cannot be projected or focussed on a screen.
- The distance between the object in front of the mirror and the image "behind" the mirror is equal.
- The size of the object and the image that is created match.
- When viewed through the plane mirror, the left hand seems to be the right hand because the image is laterally reversed.
- The picture moves at the same rate that the object does as it moves toward (or away from) the mirror at a specific rate.
Image formed by Plane Mirror is always - Virtual and Erect, Real and Inverted, Real and Erect, Virtual and Inverted
Virtual and erect images are formed by plane mirrors. A mirror which has a flat reflective surface is called a plane mirror.