PhysicsLAB Lab
Blank Ray Diagrams for Converging, Concave, Mirrors

 
To reduce the possibility of spherical aberrations, that is, blurred images formed by rays not reflecting to a precise point, these concave mirrors are being represented by vertical lines.  
 
aberrated image sharp image
 
 
Case I: the object is located infinitely far away
 
 
 
 
Case II: the object is located in Region I
 
 
 
Case III: the object is located at the center of the mirror
 
 
Case IV: the object is located in Region II
 
 
 
Case V: the object is located at the focus of the mirror
 
 
Case VI: the object is located in Region III
 


When these diagrams are finished, do not forget that each student is to individually submit their own online lab form. On the form, you are to ONLY input your numerical values - the correct units have already been supplied. Make sure that your teacher or his/her designee signs off the Teacher Certification area (signifying that your diagrams have been visually checked for correctness) before posting your submission.


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