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Goal:
To understand how
mirrors and lenses work
Objectives:
1)
To understand how Plane mirrors create an
image
2)
To understand how Convex Mirrors reflect light
3)
To understand the properties of Concave Mirrors
4)
To be able to calculate the Focal Length and
Magnification of a lens or mirror
5)
To understand the similarities of Lenses and
Mirrors
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View Full Document Plane mirrors
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These are the sort of mirrors you find in a
bathroom.
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They are straight and flat.
Convex mirrors
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Convex Mirrors curve away from you.
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View Full Document Concave Mirrors
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Convex mirrors curve towards you
Some basic properties
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Object distance.
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This is denoted as p.
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This is the physical distance the object is
away from the mirror.
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Radius of Curvature (C) is what the radius
of a mirror would be if it was an entire
sphere.
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View Full Document Image distance and focal length
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This is the distance the image appears to
be away from the mirror (denoted q).
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Focal length (denoted f) is the distance
from the mirror to the focal point (where all
the light would come together for a light
source very far away).
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course PHYSICS 21900 taught by Professor Rhoads during the Spring '10 term at IUPUI.
 Spring '10
 Rhoads
 Physics, Work, Light

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