Convex mirror reflection diagram. The reflection of the candle in the concave mirror formed an upside down virtual image that is smaller than the candle. In the diagram above the second and third from the top blue incident rays exemplify these two rules of reflection for convex mirrors. This kind of mirror is known as convex mirror. 121 ray diagram mirrors in this video paul andersen explains how ray diagrams can be used to determine the size and location of a reflected image.
If the other cut part of the hollow sphere is painted from inside then its outer surface becomes the reflecting surface. Reflection and image formation for convex mirrors ray diagrams convex mirrors image characteristics for convex mirrors the mirror equation convex mirrors in the first section of lesson 4 we learned that light is reflected by convex mirrors in a manner that a virtual image is formed. Of course thats the same as with a plane mirror. Later we will look at convex diverging mirrors where the outside of the ball was made shiny.
Home topics class 10 light reflection and refraction images formed by. The image of a plane mirror is the same size as the object while for a convex mirror the image is always smaller than the object. Images formed by convex mirror using ray diagram 1 object is between infinity and pole a image is formed between pole and focus. Convex mirrors ray diagrams convex mirrors.
In case of a convex mirror there are only two possible positions where the object can be positioned and an image can be formed. Convex mirror is also known as diverging mirror as this mirror diverges light when they strike on its reflecting surface. In the first section of lesson 4 we learned how light is reflected by convex mirrors in a manner that a virtual image is formed. Question 2 the image formed by a convex mirror is seen to be erectvirtual and diminishedwhat is the position of the object.
We also learned that there are two simple rules of reflection for convex mirrors. Ray diagrams for a convex mirror. Reflection mirror diagrams the law of reflection there is nothing really mysterious about reflection but some people try to make it more difficult than it really is. The reflection of the candle in the convex mirror formed an upside down virtual image that is smaller than the candle.