A student makes a device P by using three long and narrow strips of plane mirrors inclined at 60° to one another which enables him to see beautiful patterns made by pieces of coloured glass bangles. On the other hand, another student makes a device Q by using two plane mirrors arranged parallel to each other which helps him to see a football match clearly even when some very tall persons are sitting in front of him in the ground. What are P and Q?
Device P is a Kaleidoscope which consists of 3 plain mirror strips are arranged inside a tube (cylinder) with colored glass pieces at one end and a glass to view on the other.
The device Q is a Periscope. A periscope is a device that reflects the reflected ray again. It consists of a tube attached to a set of 2 mirrors. A periscope is used to see over, through or around any object. So, the student is able to see a football match clearly even when some very tall persons are sitting in front of him in the ground because the periscope helps him in seeing over, through and around the tall persons sitting in front of him in the ground.