Image formed by plane mirror
Image formed by Plane Mirror :- The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual, upright, and of the same shape and size as the object.
The image behind the mirror is called a virtual image because it cannot be projected onto a screen—the rays only appear to originate from a common point behind the mirror. If you walk behind the mirror, you cannot see the image, because the rays do not go there. However, in front of the mirror, the rays behave exactly as if they come from behind the mirror, so that is where the virtual image is located.
Properties of image formed by plane mirror :-
- Virtual and erect.
- Behind the mirror.
- The size of the image is equal to the size of the object.
- Laterally inverted image (image of the left side visible on the right side).
- The distance of the image behind the mirror is the same as the distance of an object from the mirror.
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