This item is a chapter in a beginning physics tutorial. The ray nature of light is used to explain how light reflects off both planar and curved surfaces to produce images. Reflection produced by plane mirrors, concave mirrors, and convex mirrors are all explored with accompanying flash animations to illustrate geometric properties.
Law of Reflection, concave mirrors, convex mirrors, geometrical optics, optics, reflection
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December 12, 2006
by Caroline Hall
April 23, 2010
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
December 20, 2004
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light
In this beginning tutorial, the ray nature of light is used to explain how light reflects off both planar and curved surfaces to produce images. Flash animations help the student understand properties of geometric reflection produced by plane, concave, and convex mirrors.
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