Students will learn how light reflects off mirrors. Flat mirrors, concave mirrors and convex mirrors are all covered.
How a mirror forms images and how to distinguish between real and virtual images, and the different types of mirrors and the images they produce.
Watch an explanation of the mechanics of concave mirrors.
Identifying the features of concave mirrors: center of curvature (C) , principal axis, principal focus (F) , and focal length (f)
Identifying the correct reflected image for a concave mirror
Identifying the features of convex mirrors: center of curvature (C) , principal axis, principal focus (F) , and focal length (f)
Identify the correct reflected image for a convex mirror
Determining the distance of a reflected image from a convex or concave mirror using the equation 1/s[o] + 1/s[i] = 1/f
Determining whether a reflected image is real or virtual, using the equation 1/s[o] + 1/s[i] = 1/f
Determining the magnification and height of a reflected image using the equation m = -s[i]/s[o]
Determining whether an image is upright or inverted, using the equation m = -s[i]/s[o]
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Mirrors.
This guide looks at geometric optics: reflection, refraction, Snell's law, total internal reflection, ray diagram, real and virtual images, mirrors, and lenses.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Mirrors.