What is a Convex Mirror? - Definition, Uses & Equation


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A convex mirror has a focal length of -7 cm. An object is placed 12 cm in front of the mirror. Use the mirror equation to find the image distance.

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1. Which of these images can be formed by a convex mirror?

2. Which is the correct description of the first ray you should make on a ray diagram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will assess what you know about convex mirrors. Quiz questions will address topics like image distance and an image formed by a convex mirror.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz to:

  • Recognize which is the first ray to make on a ray diagram
  • Identify the possible focal length for a convex mirror
  • Determine what convex mirrors are typically used for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on convex mirrors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rays on a ray diagram and how they're made
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses for convex mirrors and the images they form

Additional Learning

For more on this area of study with regard to mirrors, feel free to review the lesson called What is a Convex Mirror? - Definition, Uses & Equation. The following areas of study will be covered:

  • What a convex mirror is
  • How ray diagrams are used
  • The mirror equation and how it works