A single concept to explain everything in Ray Optics : Plane Mirrors

We are back with the next article of the our Ray Optics series. This time we will be focusing on plane mirrors that you’ve been studying for a while.

In the coming video, we will introduce you to the concept of real and virtual images. We will also explore the properties of the real and virtual images with the help of interesting examples and exercises.

Just to Summarize the  subject matter for you, let us revisit these properties briefly.

1)Properties of Real Images:-

  • Real images are formed by the actual intersection  of light rays coming from a source
  • Real images can be caught on the screen

2) Properties of virtual Images:-

  • Light rays coming from a source do not actually converge in case of a virtual image but appear to be coming from a single point to the human eye.
  • Virtual Images cannot be caught on the screen.

3)Properties of image formed by plane mirror:

  • The images are virtual and erect.
  • They are laterally inverted with respect to the original image.
  • They are located at a distance equal to the distance of the object from the mirror.

Pretty standard, right?? But do not worry. With interesting illustrations and examples we are sure to make these topics simple and fun!!  So what are you waiting for? Go enjoy the video and do not forget to comment and share it with your friends.

Practise This Question

A storage tank in form of a cube has water up to its brim. The amount of water in the tank is 4096 m3. After sometime, it is found that depth of water present is 12 m. Find the volume of water used.