Thread: Light & Sight
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John15 is offline
Feb20-12, 05:25 AM
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Tried a little experiment with a mirror. Place mirror parallel to face touching nose and you can see your chin reflected, this shows that light reflects at seemingly impossible angles, in fact in did not matter what angle the mirror was as long as the reflection was in line of sight, all light in the room was also reflected light and had to reflect at least 3 x to get to my eyes. So all this light must be moving as waves as particles could not reflect at such angles or can they. So how do we see these wave, the distance between face and mirror is about 20mm so the waves have to travel up this narrow gap to the eyes, if the waves have to collapse to become detectable the why do they wait till the furthest point. Are they detected as energy fluctuations via direct interaction with atoms/molecules or as EM fields. Not to sure if I can really explain where I am trying to go with this.