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Apr21-05, 01:33 PM
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There is no such thing as a perfect mirror . This means it reflects most but not all light . The light which is NOT reflected is missing in the reflection.
Therefore if the incident light is white -- then it is not white upon reflection.
A silvered mirror is almost perfect -- but a polished copper mirror is not
the surface absorbes some colors ( wavelengths of light ) and therefore causes a colored reflection
. Your Ray .