hemispheric mirrors

What is a Dome Mirror?

The term ‘dome mirror’ is commonly used in reference to convex mirrors. The word ‘dome’ is derived from the ancient Greek and latin word ‘domus’, which means “house”. In the middle ages the German term “dom” and Italian word “duomo” were used for “cathedral”. The English adopted the word to refer to “round, vaulted, hemispherical covering of a buildiing” –…

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convex mirror

What is a Convex Mirror?

Convex mirrors are also often called diverging mirrors, fisheye mirrors, wide angle mirrors or dome mirrors. They are curved mirrors featuring a reflective surface that bulges toward the light source. This means that light reflected from the curved surface spreads out or diverges. What Does Convex Mean? The term ‘convex’ simply means that a surface is curved outwards. Examples of…

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