Last updated on March 28th, 2023 at 12:59 pm
Here is the list of characteristics of an image formed by a plane mirror.
(i) The size of the image is the same as the size of the object.
(ii) The distance of the object in front of the mirror is equal to the distance of the image behind the mirror.
(iii) A virtual and erect image is formed.
(iv) The image formed by a mirror is laterally inverted.
Lateral inversion with the plane mirror
Lateral inversion: The right-hand side of an object placed in front of a plane mirror appears as the left-hand side in the image formed by the plane mirror. This phenomenon is called lateral inversion.