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Physics Ch 29 ppt.p3


Is your eye able to tell the difference b/t an object and its virtual image? No, the light enters your eye exactly the same way it would if the image were real.
Are the distance behind the mirror and the size of the the object the same? Yes
What does the law of reflection say about curved mirrors? It is the same, however, the sizes and distances of the object and image are not longer equal.
How does the image form on a convex mirror? The virtual image is smaller and farther from the mirror than the object is.
How does the image form on a concave mirror? The virtual image is larger and closer than the object is.
Describe a plane mirror and give 2 examples. A plane mirror is flat. a bathroom mirror and a dressing room mirror
Describe a convex mirror and give 2 examples. A convex mirror is curved outward. security mirrors, traffic control mirrors
Describe a concave mirror and give 1 example. A concave mirror is curved inward. a make-up mirror
What is an image? a likeness or reproduction of an object
Describe virtual images. Virtual images in mirrors are images that seem to be in or behind the mirror and appear upright.
Describe real images. Real images are formed by converging light rays and can be displayed on a screen and appear inverted.
Created by: cdeutsch