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Mirrors Homework

Locate the image mathematically for all curved mirrors and using a ray diagram for all mirrors. Use an object height of one centimeter. Calculate the image distance, the image height, and the magnification ratio. Describe the image characteristics for each (type of image, relationship between di and do, relationship between hi and ho, and the image orientation).

  1. Locate the image produced by a plane mirror for a triangle.
  2. An object is placed 5 cm in front of a concave mirror with a focal length of 2 cm. Ans: 3.33 cm, -0.67 cm; 0.67
  3. An object is placed 5 cm in front of a concave mirror with a radius of curvature of 5 cm. Ans: 5 cm; -1 cm; 1
  4. An object is placed 5 cm in front of a convex mirror with a focal length of 2 cm. Ans: -1.43 cm; 0.29 cm; -0.29
  5. An object is placed 5 cm in front of a convex mirror with a radius of curvature of 5 cm. Ans: -1.67 cm; 0.33 cm; -0.33

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