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Mirror reflection

  1. Oct 4, 2005 #1
    Why is it that a mirror reflection only exchange the notion of left-right but not up-down ? I mean if I were to stand in front of a mirror, my mirror image exchanges my left hand with the left, but not my head with my legs.
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2005 #2

    krab

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    Actually, it does neither; it reverses front-back.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2005 #3
    I had the same problem with my new digital camera so I reversed the scan on my monitor. Works fine now but I have to type using a mirror.


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  5. Oct 4, 2005 #4
    I've been asked the original question many times, I kinda thought this was the answer in my mind, but never could put it so elegantly. You're my hero, krab!
     
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