The Mirrors and Reflections ClipArt gallery offers 57 illustrations related to how light is reflected from flat or curved polished surfaces.

### Anamorphoscope

"An optical toy consisting of a vertical cylindrical mirror which gives a correct image of a distorted…

### Curved Image

"If the object a be placed obliquely before the convex mirror, then the converging rays from its two…

### Inverted Image

"Slit A is a very small opening. The light coming from the soldier on the right shines through the slit…

### Isometric Holohedral Mirror

This image represents an isometric holohedral mirror positioned to produce a cube by reflection.

### Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument invented by Brewster about 1815. It became very popular as a…

### Mirrors in a Kaleidoscope

This illustration shows the arrangement of mirrors in a kaleidoscope (AC and BC), and the patterns formed.

### Mirror

How you see your reflection in a mirror.

### Foci of Concave Mirror

"The foci of concave mirrors may be in front of the mirror, in which case they are real; or they may…

### Concave Mirror

"A concave mirror reflects from a curved surface hollowing in like he inside of an orange." —Quackenbos…

### Focus of a Concave Mirror

"The focus of a concave mirror is the point where the rays are brought together by reflection." -Comstock…

### Reflection from Concave Mirrors

"Parallel rays of light strike the concave mirror. The rays converge at the focus, F, which is halfway…

### Convergent Rays in a Concave Mirror

"Thus, were the rays falling on the mirror parallel, the focus would be at a' but in consequence of…

### Divergent Rays in a Concave Mirror

"...be made obvious...where the diverging rays 1, 2, 3, 4 form a focus at the point o, whereas, had…

### Rays Diverging from Beyond the Center of Curvature on a Concave Mirror

"When the rays diverge from a point beyond the center of curvature, as B, the focus falls on the same…

### Rays Diverging from Beyond the Center of Curvature on a Concave Mirror

"When the rays diverge form a point at a distance from the mirror less than that of the principal focus,…

### Concave Mirror with Image and Focus

"The focus of each point chose may be determined by tracing two rays from the point, and locating their…

### Image Beyond the Curvature of a Concave Mirror

"When the object is at a distance from the mirror somewhat greater than the center of curvature, as…

### Magnified Face in a Concave Mirror

"When the concave mirror is large, say six inches in diameter, and eight or ten inches focal distance,…

### Object Beyond the Focus in a Concave Mirror

"...if the object is placed more remote from the mirror than the principal focus, and between the focus…

### Object Within the Focus in a Concave Mirror

"...let us suppose the object a, to be placed before the mirror, and nearer to it than the principal…

### Reflection of Heat Using Concave Mirrors

"Suppose a red hot ball to be placed in the principle focus of the mirror, a, the rays of heat and light…

### Spherical Aberration of a Concave Mirror

"The spherical aberration of a concave mirror is the deviation of some of the reflected light from the…

### Deception by Mirrors

"Suppose the tumbler, a, to be filled with water, and placed beyond the principal focus of the concave…

### Convex Mirror

"A convex mirror is a part of a sphere, or globe, reflecting from the outside." -Comstock 1850

### Object Diminished in Convex Mirror

"Hence the image of the object, when reflected from the convex mirror, appears smaller than the object…

### Convex Mirror

"To explain this, let us suppose that the arrow a, is diminished by reflection from the convex surface,…

### Convex Mirror

"...as the arrow is moved backwards, the angle at c, must be diminished, because the rays flowing from…

### Convex Mirror

"Let us suppose that a, is a luminous point, from which a pencil of diverging rays falls upon a convex…

### Convex Mirror

"A convex mirror is generally a part of the other surface of a spherical shell. It increases the divergence,…

### Convex Mirror Reproducing an Image of an Arrow

"Rays from an object showing the reproduction of an image in a convex mirror." -Avery 1895

### Convex Mirror

"A convex mirror reflects from a curved surface rounding out like the outside of an orange." —Quackenbos…

### Reflection by Convex Mirrors

"Parallel rays strike the convex mirror, reflect, and diverge as if they had originated from a virtual…

### Mirror Half the Length of the Object

"This will be understood [here] where the ray of light A B, proceeding from the eye, falls perpendicularly…

### Plane Mirror

"Suppose the mirror, a b, to be placed on the side of a room, and a lamp to be set in antoher room,…

### Plane Mirror

"Suppose the arrow a to be the object reflected b the mirror d c; the incident rays a, flowing from…

### Plane Mirror

"If an object is placed before a plane mirror, a virtual image appears behind the mirror. Each point…

### Plane Mirror

"A plane mirror reflects from a flat surface, like a common looking glass." —Quackenbos 1859

### Multiple Images in a Plane Mirror

"By placing two plane mirrors facing each other, we may produce an indefinite series of images of an…

### Object in Plane Mirror

"The construction for the image produced by a plane mirror depends upon the fact that the image of the…

### Conjugate Mirrors

Two concave mirrors facing each other to concentrate light.

### Plane Inclined Mirrors

"The incident rays, a and b, being parallel before they reach the reflectors, are thrown off at unequal…

### Reflected Light

"The apparatus shown is used to prove that incident rays and reflected rays are equal." -Avery 1895

### Reflection

"Let S be the position of the spectator; O and B the position of distant objects. The rays O R and B…

### Reflection

"Here, of the rays S A, S B, and S C, only the ray S C meets the eye of the spectator D. The spot C,…

### Reflection of Light

"Angle of incidence equals angle of reflection." —Croft 1917

### Reflection of Light from a Broken Surface

"Reflection of light from a broken surface." —Croft 1917

### Explanation of Reflection

"Consider a beam of light as made up of a number of ehter waves moving forward in air and side by side,…

### Angle of Incidence and Reflection

"Mirror A/B is only half of person C's height. C is able to view his entire body through such a small…

### Irregular Reflection or Diffusion

"Irregular reflection or diffusion results from the incidence of radiant energy upon an irregular surface,…

### Reflection of Light

"Thus, if a sunbeam, passing through a small aperure in the window shutter a, be permitted to fall upon…

### Reflecion of Light

"Let a ray pass towards a mirror in the line a, c, it will be reflected off in the direction of c, d,…

### Reflection of Light

"The ray a, c, is the ray of incidence, and that from c, to d, is the ray or reflection. The angles…

### Regular Reflection

"Regular reflection results from the incidence of radiant energy upon a polished surface. When a beam…

### Reflection of Light from a Smooth Surface

"Reflection of light from a smooth surface." —Croft 1917

### Reflection of Light from a Smooth Surface

"Reflection of light form a smooth surface." —Croft 1917

### Parabolic, Reflector

A polished surface of metal, or any other suitable material, applied for the purpose of reflecting rays…

### Parabolic Reflectors

"...represents two parabolic reflectors, mn and op. It is a peculiarity of such reflectors that rays…