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Optics, Mirrors & Lenses - Chapter Summary
Access this chapter to study optics, mirrors and lenses. You can find out more about the specific equations related to these items. Our lessons were created to teach you about:
- Plane and spherical mirrors
- Ray tracing
- Equations for mirror and lens questions
- The thin lens equation
Viewing our video lessons is an efficient way to learn more about this subject. Each lesson includes a transcript and a timeline that allows you to easily find the information you need to study. After completing a lesson, you can test what you've learned with one of our interactive quizzes.
1. Mirrors: Difference Between Plane & Spherical
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a mirror is and how plane mirrors and spherical mirrors are different, including the images they produce. A short quiz will follow.
2. Ray Tracing with Mirrors: Reflected Images
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a mirror is and use ray tracing diagrams, along with the law of reflection, to explain what you see when you look in a mirror. A short quiz will follow.
3. Using Equations to Answer Mirror Questions
After watching this lesson, you will be able to answer questions on mirrors, stating whether an image is real or virtual, upright or inverted, and larger or smaller. A short quiz will follow.
4. Thin Lens Equation: Examples & Questions
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a lens is (both concave and convex), list uses of lenses in everyday life, and use the thin lens equation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.
5. Using Equations to Answer Lens Questions
After watching this video, you should be able to use equations to answer lens questions, including figuring out whether the image produced by a lens is real or virtual, bigger or smaller, and upright or inverted. A short quiz will follow.
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