Lab 7-Image Formation in a Plane Mirror

Lab 7-Image Formation in a Plane Mirror - Introductory...

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Experiment EQUIPMENT NEEDED: -Optics Bench -Ray Table and Base -Slit Plate Introductory Optics System Image Formation in a Plane Mirror -Light Source -Component Holder -Ray Optics Mirror Paper -- -- / Figure 3.1 Equipment Setup Introduction Looking into a mirror and seeing a nearly exact image of yourself hardly seems like the result of simple physical principles. But it is. The nature of the image you see in a mirror is understandable in terms of the principles you have already learned: the Law of Reflection and the straight-line propaga- tion of light. In this experiment you will investigate how the apparent location of an image reflected from a plane mirror relates to the location of the object, and how this relationship is a direct result of the basic principles you have already studied. Procedure Set up the equipment as shown in Figure 3.1. Adjust the Slit Plate and Light Source positions for sharp, easily visible rays. As shown, place a blank, white sheet of paper on top of the Ray Table, and place the Ray Optics
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course MATH 130 taught by Professor Page during the Spring '11 term at Imperial College.

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