Concave Mirrors

The concave mirror tutorial demonstrates reflection patterns generated by mirrors with concave surfaces.

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To operate the applet, simply move your mouse curser over to the slider, click on the left-hand button and move it back and forth to adjust the reflection. The size of the real image produced by the mirror will change with changes in the distance between the arrow and the mirror.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Robert T. Sutter, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.