KayTye92-90 Physics Review Question|
Year: 1992 Question#: 90
Question: In the diagram below, an object is located in front of a convex (diverging) mirror. F is the virtual focal point of the mirror and C is its center of curvature. Ray R is parallel to the principal axis.
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What is this question really asking?
Explanation by: Kay T
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because the path taken here would be taken by a ray reflecting off of a concave mirror, not a convex mirror. return to top
because this ray path is reflecting in line with the center instead of the focus. return to top
because this ray path is reflecting in line with the focus which is what should happen when a ray is parallel to the pricipal axis and is reflecting of a diverging mirror. return to top
because this ray path does not correlate to any of the principal rays and specifically, does not follow the line of the focus. return to top
What's this question really asking?
Do you know how the focus of a convex mirror relates to the path of a ray parallel to the prinicpal axis? return to top
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