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## What is the point called at which the reflected rays intersect in the image above?

Each observer must sight along the line of a reflected ray to view the image of the object. Each ray is extended backwards to a point of intersection – this point of intersection of all extended reflected rays is the image location of the object. The image in the diagram above is a virtual image.

## What type of image is formed by the actual intersection of reflected light rays?

Answer: The object is the source of the incident rays, and the image is formed by the reflected rays. An image formed by reflection may be real or virtual. A “real” image occurs when light rays actually intersect at the image, and become inverted, or turned upside down.

## What happens when the object is in front of the focal point?

Since light does not actually pass through this point (light never travels behind the mirror), the image is referred to as a virtual image. Observe that when the object in located in front of the focal point, its image is an upright and enlarged image that is located on the other side of the mirror.

## How do rays traveling parallel to the axis of a concave mirror emerge from the mirror?

For concave mirrors, some generalizations can be made to simplify ray construction. They are: An incident ray traveling parallel to the principal axis will reflect and pass through the focal point. And incident ray traveling through the focal point will reflect and travel parallel to the principal axis.

## Why is there no image at the focal point?

The focal point is defined as the location where a lens will converge light rays from “infinity” down to a single point. That is, light rays coming in parallel to the optical axis of the lens will all converge at the focal point. Because the rays never come together on that side of the lens, no image is formed.

## What is meant by inverted image?

An inverted image means that the image is upside down when compared to the object. An image in which directions are the same as those in the object, in contrast to an inverted image is called an erect image. It is the one that appears right-side up.

## What is real and inverted?

A real image occurs where rays converge, whereas a virtual image occurs where rays only appear to diverge. Real images can be produced by concave mirrors and converging lenses, only if the object is placed further away from the mirror/lens than the focal point, and this real image is inverted.

## Can we see real image in concave mirror?

Concave mirrors, on the other hand, can have real images. If the object is further away from the mirror than the focal point, the image will be upside-down and real—meaning that the image appears on the same side of the mirror as the object. The toy car image is smaller and inverted when using a concave mirror.

## Why virtual image is always erect?

The virtual image is always erect. The common example of virtual image is the image formed in the mirror when we stand in front of that mirror. A realimage is that image which is formed when the light rays coming from an object actually meet each other after reflection or refraction.

## What does a virtual image look like?

A virtual image is right side up (upright). In flat, or plane mirrors, the image is a virtual image, and is the same distance behind the mirror as the object is in front of the mirror. The image is also the same size as the object. These images are also parity inverted, which means they have a left-right inversion.

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## What kind of image can be obtained on a screen?

A real image can be viewed on a screen, a virtual image can not. Rays from both types can enter your eye, be refracted by your eye’s lens and form a real image on your retina.

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## Can a convex mirror form a magnified image?

NO!! CONVEX MIRROR CANNOT FORM MAGNIFIED IMAGE .. A CONVEX LENS CONVERGE THE RAYS GIVING YOU A SMALLLER IMAGE .

## Can real image be magnified?

Real images can be magnified in size, reduced in size or the same size as the object. Real images can be formed by concave, convex and plane mirrors. Real images are not virtual; thus you could never see them when sighting in a mirror. Real images result when the reflected light rays diverge.

## What is a convex mirror used for?

Convex mirrors are used for making magnifying glasses. The property of the convex mirrors to diverge light is the reason why convex mirrors are used to make them. Actually, two convex mirrors are stuck together by placing them back to back for creating a magnifying glass.

2021-06-17