GCSE Physics 3: Mirrors and Lenses

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  • Created on: 05-04-12 15:47

Curved Mirrors

Concave mirror - bends in, away from you

  • Forms a real image if the object is beyond the principal focus of the mirror
  • A virtual image if the object is between the mirror and the focal point


Focal point: where parallel rays are focused to by the mirror

Convex mirror - bends out , towards you

  • A convex mirror always forms a virtual image of an object
  • The image is




Bethany Cunningham

Great images used :)


Thanks :)

Beck tait

Nice diagrams : )

Louise Nichols Cook

Really helpful thanks ***

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