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Ray Diagrams in Convex mirrors. Optics SNC 2DO. Convex Mirrors. Reflecting surface curves outward Convex mirrors have their focal point and centre behind the mirror M ake a small, virtual image of the original object . Drawing Ray Diagrams – convex mirrors.

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Ray Diagrams in Convex mirrors

Optics

SNC 2DO


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Convex Mirrors

Reflecting surface curves outward

Convex mirrors have their focal point and centre behind the mirror

Make a small, virtual image of the original object


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Drawing Ray Diagrams – convex mirrors

Rule #1 - In the diagrams the rays will be extended behind the mirror as dotted lines to be able to show how they pass through F or C


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Drawing Ray Diagrams – convex mirrors

Rule #2: draw the ray coming off of the tip of the object parallel to the principle axis

- when it hits the mirror, it bounces off so that a dotted line drawn behind the mirror will pass through the focal point


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Drawing Ray Diagrams – convex mirrors

Rule #3- This ray comes off of the tip of the object and to the thecentre.

Where it hits the mirror it will bounce back, but I draw a dotted line behind the mirror to show where the ray would have gone.


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Drawing Ray Diagrams – convex mirrors

The image will appear at the point where the 2 dotted lines connect.


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Problems

1: A convex mirror has a radius of 20 cm. An object is placed 30 cm in front of the mirror. Determinewhere the image will appear.

2: For the same situation from Example 1, determine how tall the image is if the object is 5.0 cm tall. Also determine the magnification.


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Answers

Since the radius is 20 cm (which is the distance from the mirror to the centre), and since the focal point is half ways in between and negative for a convex mirror, f = -10 cm. Since di is negative, it appears behind the mirror as a virtual image.

Since di is negative, it appears behind the mirror as a virtual image.


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Answers

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Homework

Read pgs.431-438 – do Practice Problems (#1-7) on pg. 436 and answer questions # 1-8 on pg. 438.


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