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Name: Image Formation by Mirrors
ID: m42474
Language: English (en)
  • Illustrate image formation in a flat mirror.
  • Explain with ray diagrams the formation of an image using spherical mirrors.
  • Determine focal length and magnification given radius of curvature, distance of object and image.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Concave mirror, Converging mirror, Convex mirror, Diverging mirror, Focal length, Focal point, Lens, Magnification, Mirror, Power, Radius of curvature, Real image, Virtual image
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, OSC Physics Maintainer (

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 3:30 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 5, 2012 9:33 pm -0500


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Version: 1.4 Jul 5, 2012 9:33 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Jun 20, 2012 10:20 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 May 16, 2012 4:57 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Jan 20, 2012 7:07 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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