A mirror image is a reflected duplication of an object that appears identical but reversed. As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water. It is also a concept in geometry and can be used as a conceptualization process for 3-D structures. In chemistry, a '"mirror image'" is a molecule having a spatial arrangement that corresponds to that of another molecule except that the right-to-left sense on one corresponds to the left-to-right sense on the other, the left handedness being known as "levo" or l-x and the righthandedness being known as "dextro" or d-x, where "x" is the referenced molecule.
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... In the case of two mirrors, in planes at an angle α, looking through both from the sector which is the intersection of the two halfspaces, is like ... If the mirrors have vertical edges then the left edge of the field of view is the plane through the right edge of the first mirror and the edge of the second mirror which ... In the case of two parallel mirrors, looking through both once is like looking at a version of the world which is translated by twice the distance between the mirrors, in ...
... She is known as a "mirror-image" a person who has died but becomes immortal ... Noh-A is excited to learn that she is a mirror image, and does not show any signs of unhappiness at her new role in Amityville ... He was asked by Helmina to protect the mirror image, and even to 'take her as a lover', though he declines, still wearing his smile ...
... Exodus acquired 20% of Mirror Image for $637 million and purchased GlobalCenter from Global Crossing for $6.5 billion at the height of the bubble ... Exodus paid $75 million in cash and the rest in stock for Mirror Image, and paid the entire amount for Global Crossing in Exodus shares ... The subsequent write down in the value of the Mirror Image holding hurt the Exodus balance sheet ...
... Mirror image is an optical effect ... Mirror Image may also refer to "Mirror Image" (The Twilight Zone), a 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone "Mirror Image" (short story), a 1972 short story by Isaac Asimov Mirror Image (Joey ...
... particle into its antiparticle, and P for parity, which creates the mirror image of a physical system ... equations of particle physics are invariant under mirror inversion ... This leads to the prediction that the mirror image of a reaction (such as a chemical reaction or radioactive decay) occurs at the same rate as the original reaction ...
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