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anonymous

  • one year ago

can someone explain the 3 steps used in ray tracing to find where an image forms?

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  1. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    are you referring to a lens or to amirror?

  2. Michele_Laino
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    a mirror*

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i believe its referring to both, the question is "describe the 3 steps in ray tracing used to identify where an image forms" very vague... so I'm assuming its asking both @Michele_Laino

  4. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    case of a converging lens: |dw:1439655744532:dw|

  5. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    the other two points, not labelled in my drawing at located at 2*f where f is the focal distance of our lens

  6. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    oops..are located

  7. Michele_Laino
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    case of a spherical mirror: |dw:1439656157731:dw|

  8. Michele_Laino
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    of course, many other cases, depending on the relative position of the object with respect to the mirror, and depending on the type of lens and mirror used, are possible

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so the steps would be identifying where the object is, then if the ray is parallel to the axis and finally where the lines meet to create the image... is that correct? @Michele_Laino

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