Subject: Why can't you see shadows that well on a mirror?
Date: Tue Jan 9 11:03:06 2001
Posted by Brian Ghielmetti
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Placing a shadow casting object between the sun and a mirror, one barely
the shadow on the mirror.
With polished stainless steel the shadow is much more apparent but still a
little faint. Why?
And it is hard to see shadows on glass as well. Why?
Also, could a black surface match the pitch of blackness of the shadow and
become almost or completely unnoticeable? Could you think of such a surface?
Re: Why can't you see shadows that well on a mirror?
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