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Spherical mirrors

4 videos
4D: Have you ever been to a house of mirrors at a carnival, or maybe seen one in the movies? Curved mirrors are fun, and so is a description of their physics. It’s actually possible to roughly predict what an image produced by a mirror will look like using just pen and paper. You will discover the difference between real and virtual images as we draw ray tracing diagrams to show how images are formed by spherical mirrors.

Virtual image

VIDEO 7:53 minutes
Virtual Image

Parabolic mirrors and real images

VIDEO 11:37 minutes
Parabolic Mirrors and Real Images

Parabolic mirrors 2

VIDEO 12:49 minutes
Parabolic Mirrors 2

Convex parabolic mirrors

VIDEO 6:00 minutes
Convex Parabolic Mirrors