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ERIC Number: EJ951132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Rearview Mirror Dimming Function
Layton, William
Physics Teacher, v49 n9 p578-579 Dec 2011
Students are often unaware of the little tab on a rear-view mirror that is used to dim headlights from the rear. Those who know about this tab are usually interested in knowing how it works. Explanations of the optics involved can be found in Serway and Jewett and Jones and Edge. An alternate explanation is given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A