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Concave Mirrors - Introduction

We will use ray diagrams to find real images* produced by concave mirrors, and ultimately the Original Mirage®. (These images appear upside-down.)

The light rays are assumed to bounce off the mirror like a ball. Formally stated, "the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection."

March 2005   -Dr. Jen

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*See our Teaspoon Optics tutorial for right-side-up, enlarged images.

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