Unformatted text preview: reflect it in one direction, which is exactly how it's used in stores and cars. The mirror equation Drawing a ray diagram is a great way to get a rough idea of how big the image of an object is, and where the image is located. We can also calculate these things precisely, using something known as the mirror equation. The textbook does a nice job of deriving this equation in section 25.6, using the geometry of similar triangles....
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- Fall '10
- Physics, A Great Way to Care, Cardinal direction, convex mirror, Curved mirror