Question

Suppose you stand in front of a spherical mirror (either concave or convex in curvature). Is it possible for your image to be (a) real and upright or (b) virtual and inverted in any situation? Justify your answer by listing the possible images produced and illustrated with ray diagrams.

Answer #1

It is **not possible** for the image to be real and
upright or virtual and inverted in any situation.

All possible images produced by convex mirror are shown below:

All possible images produced by concave mirror are shown below

In none of the illustrations above, were the images produced (a) real and upright or (b) virtual and inverted .

Hence it is impossible for an image of a curved mirror to be (a) real and upright or (b) virtual and inverted

You have a concave spherical mirror with a 12.9 cm radius of
curvature. You place an object on the mirror's axis, 17.1 cm in
front of the mirror. How far is the object's image from the mirror?
image distance: If it can be determined, is the image real or
virtual? real cannot be determined virtual If it can be determined,
is the image upright or inverted with respect to the object?
upright cannot be determined inverted

A 3.0 cm high object is placed 5.0 m in front of a concave
spherical mirror with radius of
curvature 2.0 m.
A) At what distance from the mirror is the image formed?
B) What is the magnification?
C) How high is the image?
D) Is the image upright or inverted? Is the image real or
virtual?
E) Draw a ray diagram for the image formed for the same object
at the same location by the
aforementioned mirror. Also, check...

A concave spherical mirror has a radius of curvature of 18.0 cm.
Locate the image for each of the following object distances. (Enter
0 for M and the distance if no image is formed.)
(a) do = 36.0 cm
M=_____, _____cm
(b) do = 18.0 cm
M=_____, ______cm
(c) do = 9.0 cm
M=_____, _____cm
For a,b,c name each orientation (choices are
below):
in front of the mirror, real, and upright
in front of the mirror, real and inverted
behind...

You have a concave spherical mirror with a 10.9-cm radius of
curvature. You place an object on the mirror\'s axis, 18.9 cm in
front of the mirror. How far is the object's image from the mirror?
(in cm)
If it can be determined, is the image real or virtual?
If it can be determined, is the image upright or inverted with
respect to the object?

12.
An object 4.0 cmcm high is placed 17 cmcm in front of a convex
mirror whose focal length is -10 cm . What is the image
distance?
4.1 cmcm
-16 cmcm
-6.3 cmcm
-17 cmcm
24 cmcm
14. An object that is located at the center of curvature of a
spherical concave mirror produces which type of image?
A real, inverted image
A real, upright image
A virtual, inverted image
A virtual, upright image
There is no image for...

A concave spherical mirror has a radius of curvature of 30 cm.
Draw separate ray diagrams to locate the images (use central,
focal, and parallel rays and use a ruler) for objects at:
a) 45 cm and
b) 10 cm from the mirror. State whether each image is real or
virtual, inverted or not, and enlarged or reduced.
c) Use the mirror equation to locate and describe part (a).
d) Do the same for part (b).

A concave spherical mirror has a radius of curvature of 28 cm.
Locate the images for object distances as given below. In each
case, state whether the image is real or virtual and upright or
inverted, and find the magnification. (If an answer does
not exist, say so. If an answer is infinity, say so.)
a) p = 14cm
image distance? (cm)
image orientation/real or virtual?
magnification
b) p = 28cm
image distance? (cm)
image orientation/real or virtual?
magnification
c)...

A concave spherical mirror has a radius of curvature of 28 cm.
Locate the images for object distances as given below. In each
case, state whether the image is real or virtual and upright or
inverted, and find the magnification. (If an answer does
not exist, say so. If an answer is infinity, say so.)
a) p = 14cm
image distance? (cm)
image orientation/real or virtual?
magnification
b) p = 28cm
image distance? (cm)
image orientation/real or virtual?
magnification
c)...

A woman at a carnival funhouse is standing between a convex
mirror and a concave mirror which are 3.00 m apart. The woman is
2.00 m from the convex mirror. The radius of curvature of the
convex mirror is 2.00m. An upright image formed in one of the
mirrors is reflected by the other mirror, making a final image at
the position of the original woman. The woman is 1.70 m tall. (a)
Do two separate ray tracing diagrams, showing...

object of height 25.0 cm is placed 50.0 cm in front of
a spherical mirror of focal length 35.0 cm. The image is formed on
the opposite side of the mirror. (2 points each)
a) Is the image real or virtual, and why?
b) Is the mirror concave or convex, and why?
c) Is the image upright or inverted, and why?
d) What is the image distance?
e) What is the image height?

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