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written by Andrew Duffy
The Spherical Mirror Model demonstrates the focusing of light using a spherical mirror. The user can change the size and position of the object, the focal length of the mirror and the rays shown in the diagram.

The Spherical Mirror Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_bu_Spherical_Mirror.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Reflection - Curved Surfaces
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
focal length, mirror, real image, virtual image
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 21, 2010 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
June 12, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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April 21, 2010
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Duffy, A. (2010). Spherical Mirror Model [Computer software]. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9984&DocID=1614
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Duffy, Andrew. Spherical Mirror Model. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9984&DocID=1614>.
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Spherical Mirror Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Spherical Mirror Model.

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