what will be the ray diagram to show the image formed by a plane mirror?

Asked by Vishnu Menon | 21st Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student

The following rays are usually considered while constructing ray diagrams:

  • A ray of light incident on a plane mirror at 90 degree gets reflected from the mirror along the same path.
  • A ray of light falling on a plane mirror at any angle gets reflected from the mirror such that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.
    The image is formed at a point where the reflected rays appear to meet.
WE hope this clarifies your doubt.

Answered by  | 23rd Nov, 2010, 12:53: PM

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