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What can be used to change the direction of the laser beam? [closed]

Let's say we have a laser beam coming from a source called X, we would like to change its direction so that it would hit directly on the object that we have. What would be the possible solutions?
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When should we draw Mirror Extension to show Line of Symmetry

In the attached image, the mirror extension is drawn to show the line of symmetry to solve this question. My doubt is that under which condition, we should draw the line of symmetry.
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Thought experiment on plane mirrors

I was just doing this thought experiment: Consider a well illuminated cubical room with all its inner six faces as mirrors. Now we place an insect inside the cube and it starts moving on the floor of ...
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Is this a correct non-technical description of mirror symmetry for Calabi-Yau manifolds arising from string theory?

In string theory there are physical reasons why the space we live in must locally be the product of Minkowski space with a Calabi-Yau manifold. The general theory doesn't say which Calabi-Yau manifold....
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What would I see if I locate myself in one of the focus of an ellipsoid whose surface is mirrored? [closed]

Imaging a 3D ellipsoid whose surface is completely mirrored. According to the optical laws of the ellipsoid, all the rays that start in one of the focus, end up forming an image on the other. I was ...
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Mirror Symmetry and Ads/CFT

As far as I know, mirror symmetry has its origins in the Kaluza-Klein idea where the extra dimensions of spacetime are "curled up" or "compactified" into a Calabi-Yau manifold, which is why we see ...