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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.

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