# Physics Tutorial 12.8 - Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors

There are 8 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

• What are mirrors?
• How many types of mirrors are there?
• How is the image formed in plane mirrors?
• Why do we use special rays to build the image in curved mirrors
• How is the image formed in curved mirrors?
• How to draw the image formed in mirrors?
• How many types of images are there?
• What are the characteristics of images produced in plane and curved mirrors?
• What is the mirrors equation?
• How to find the magnification produced by curved mirrors?
• What if there is a system composed by two or more mirrors?

## Introduction to Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors

What size and features has the image of your body if you look at yourself on a plane mirror? What happens to the image if you raise your left hand?

What kind of mirror must you use in order to see a wider space than usual? How is the image in this case?

Can you burn a paper using a mirror? What kind of mirror must it be?

In which direction in respect to each other do the incident rays coming from the Sun fall on a mirror? What happens with them after this?

These questions and many others will be explained during the following paragraphs of this tutorial, which deals with the fundamentals of Geometrical Optics - one of the most fascinating parts of Optics.

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12.8Mirrors. Equation of Curved Mirrors. Image Formation in Plane and Curved Mirrors
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
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12.8.1Recap on Light Reflection
12.8.2Types of Mirrors
12.8.3Image Formation in Plane Mirrors
12.8.4Image Formation in Concave Mirrors
12.8.5Image Formation in Convex Mirrors
12.8.6Equation of Curved Mirrors
12.8.7Magnification of Curved Mirrors
12.8.8What If There Are More Than Two Curved Mirrors in the Same System?

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