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Lenses and Mirrors

TermDefinition
light energy moving through space from its source to an object and then from that object to our eyes
Light travels at ... 186.000 miles per second
transparent clear, light passes completely through
translucent light passes through but you cannot see objects on the other side clearly
opaque light cannot pass through
artificial light man made light (give examples)
natural light light in nature(God made) give examples
How does light travel? In straight lines
reflect to bounce off
luminous produces it's own light
converge focus
diverge scatter
convex mirror bulges out at the center and causes light to scatter(diverge) and make things look smaller.
concave mirror "caves in" or sinks in the center and causes light to focus(converge) and make things look bigger
Created by: tinamyers