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Subject: View inside a reflecting sphere?

Posted by Simon Coleby
Grade level: other
School: No school given.
City: Reading State/Province: Berkshire
Country: United Kingdom
Area of science: Engineering

What would one see inside a large (bigger than a house) sphere that had a mirrored inside surface ? How would any images produced be distorted ? If the only light source was, say, my cigarette lighter, how would any image change if the sphere were big enough for the speed of light to become noticeable, (eg. several light-seconds in diameter) ? Has anyone tried this with a laser source ? Come to think of it, I bet the acoustics would be pretty odd too. Look forward to your answer :)

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