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Old May 4th 2018, 08:24 AM   #1
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Ray Tracing

I have to draw a ray diagram to determine the image formed by an object placed in front of the center of curvature of a convex mirror, but I haven't been able to get the right answer so far and I have my physics final coming up soon.....if someone could just point me in the right direction? (Because obviously my ray tracings are pointing in the wrong direction!) Thanks!
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Old May 5th 2018, 05:40 AM   #2
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Is your figure inside or outside the focus of the mirror? First draw a line from top of the figure parallel to axis of the mirror to the mirror. The reflcton from the mirror passes through the focus. Second draw a line from the top of the figure through the focus, to the mirror. That will be reflected parallel to the axis of the mirror. Where those two lines intersect will be the image of the top of the figure. Do the same with the bottom of the figure.
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Old May 6th 2018, 06:30 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
Is your figure inside or outside the focus of the mirror? First draw a line from top of the figure parallel to axis of the mirror to the mirror. The reflcton from the mirror passes through the focus. Second draw a line from the top of the figure through the focus, to the mirror. That will be reflected parallel to the axis of the mirror. Where those two lines intersect will be the image of the top of the figure. Do the same with the bottom of the figure.
I got it! Thanks!! I was putting the image in the wrong place lol
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