Convex Spherical Mirror: Observational Experiment


To learn how a convex mirror reflects light.

Prior Knowledge

  • The law of reflection.
  • Geometry of a sphere. The concept of a normal line.
  • Concave mirrors (previous experiment).

Description of the Experiment

Observe the experiment and record your observations. Explain what you observed using your knowledge of the law of reflection. Explain the difference between concave and covex mirrors.

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