Ray Diagrams For Mirrors Video Lessons

Concept

# Problem: Now draw the reflected segments of the three special rays considered previously. Use the label Ray1 for the reflected segment of Ray 1, Ray2 for the reflected segment of Ray 2, and so forth. Make certain to extend the reflected rays until they converge. Draw the vectors for the reflected rays starting from the point where the incident rays hit the plane of the concave mirror. The location and orientation of the vectors will be gradedBased on the rays drawn above, at what distance s' from the mirror does the image form? a. at about 4.5 cm b. at about 7.5 cm c. at about 13 cm

###### FREE Expert Solution

There are three principal rays that can be used for visualization of image location and size. These rays, for this particular curved mirror, are:

1.  A ray from the top of the object parallel to the centerline perpendicular to the mirror. It will pass through the principal focal point (Ray 1).
2.   A ray through the principal focal point on the near side of the mirror. It will proceed parallel to the centerline upon exit from the mirror (Ray 2)
3. A ray through the center of the mirror, which will be unreflected (Ray 3).
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###### Problem Details

Now draw the reflected segments of the three special rays considered previously. Use the label Ray1 for the reflected segment of Ray 1, Ray2 for the reflected segment of Ray 2, and so forth. Make certain to extend the reflected rays until they converge. Draw the vectors for the reflected rays starting from the point where the incident rays hit the plane of the concave mirror. The location and orientation of the vectors will be graded

Based on the rays drawn above, at what distance s' from the mirror does the image form?