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36 CHAPTER OUTLINE 36.1 Images Formed by Flat Mirrors 36.2 Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors 36.3 Images Formed by Refraction 36.4 Thin Lenses 36.5 Lens Aberrations 36.6 The Camera 36.7 The Eye 36.8 The Simple Magnifier 36.9 The Compound Microscope 36.10 The Telescope Image Formation ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q36.1 The mirror shown in the textbook picture produces an inverted image. It actually reverses top and bottom. It is not true in the same sense that “Most mirrors reverse left and right.” Mirrors don’t actually flip images side to side—we just assign the labels “left” and “right” to images as if they were real people mimicking us. If you stand face to face with a real person and raise your left hand, then he or she would have to raise his or her right hand to “mirror” your movement. Try this while facing a mirror. For sake of argument, let’s assume you are facing north and wear a watch on your left hand, which is on the western side. If you raise your left hand, you might say that
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