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ERIC Number: EJ868550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Mirages in a Bottle
Lopez-Arias, T.; Calza, G.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S.
Physics Education, v44 n6 p582-588 Nov 2009
A simple experiment is presented to visualize inferior and superior mirages in the laboratory. A quantitative analysis is done using ray tracing with both photographic and computational techniques. The mirage's image, as seen by the eye or the camera lens, can be used to analyse the deflection and inversion of light rays. (Contains 6 footnotes, 1 table and 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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