6A10.59 - Mirrors - Virtual Image

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Mirrors - Virtual Image
Images in a mirror
Area of Study:
Mirror, String, Lasers, meter stick or meter tape.

Place an object so that it makes an image in a mirror.  Use ray diagrams or strings to show where the image in the mirror appears to be.  Relate this to the object mirror distance.

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