Unformatted text preview: of the mirror. For spherical mirrors a good approximation is f = R/2 . Concave and Convex Mirrors: A concave mirror is one where the center of curvature lies on the Rside so the R > 0 and f > 0 and a convex mirror is one where the center of curvature lies on the Vside so that R < 0 and f < 0 . concave f > 0 convex f < 0 Flat Mirror: A flat mirror is the limiting case where the radius R (and thus the local length f ) become infinite. Principal Axis C F Light Ray Enters R = Radius of Curvature C = Center of Curvature F = Focal Point V = Vertex Concave Mirror Rside Vside V Light Ray Exits R Principal Axis C F Light Ray Enters Convex Mirror Rside Vside R = Radius of Curvature C = Center of Curvature F = Focal Point V = Vertex Light Ray Exits R V...
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 Physics, focal point, light ray, Center of Curvature

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