derive the mirror formula and give me the tips to learn the mirror formula well.

Asked by haritsourabhharit | 3rd Oct, 2010, 11:50: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
 
Refer to the ray diagram below:
 
 
 
We use similarity between various triangles.
 
Using triangles 2 and 3,
 
(1)
(2)


(3)


(4)


(5)

For a concave mirror f is positive. For a convex mirror, f is negative.
 
Hope that satisfies your query.
 
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Answered by  | 4th Oct, 2010, 04:06: PM

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