Java Security Update: Oracle has updated the security settings needed to run Physlets.
Click here for help on updating Java and setting Java security.

Chapter 33: Mirrors

A mirror is an optical element that reflects the light incident on it. This chapter deals with various mirrors (flat, concave, and convex) and their properties. The focus of this chapter is understanding images formed by mirrors. You will use ray diagrams, explore the focal length and focal point of mirrors, and learn about real and virtual images in order to understand image formation, image location and image properties.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Explorations

Problems

Optics TOC

Overview TOC

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics