Why is the magnification in a plane mirror considered to be 1, and not 0?

Asked by  | 13th Nov, 2008, 09:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Magnification = height of the image / height of the object

Magnification = 1 implies that they both are equal as we have in the mirrors that we use at homes.Magnification of mirror = 0 would imply that height of image = 0 thus  no image at all.

Answered by  | 17th Nov, 2008, 08:17: PM

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