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ERIC Number: EJ1045697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Vampire Selfie: A Curious Case of an Absent Reflection
Grossman, Joshua M.
Physics Teacher, v52 n8 p458-459 Nov 2014
This article presents a puzzle for the optics section of an introductory course on reflections. A teacher could ask students to explain the phenomenon of the "vampire selfie" or the absent reflection. How could that be? What physics caused this curious phenomenon? The article explains light refraction and its effect on what we see and don't see. Students can be challenged to find other examples of this occurrence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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