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A concave spherical mirror has a focal length of 20 cm. An object is placed 10 cm in front of the mirror on the mirror's axis.



A. 20 cm behind the mirror
B. 20 cm in front of the mirror
C. 6.7 cm behind the mirror
D. 6.7 cm in front of the mirror

This question is part of Chapter 23: Light: Geometric Optics
Asked by Drtaylor, Last updated: Sep 23, 2020

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D. Ronald

D. Ronald

D. Ronald
D. Ronald, Writer, Austin

Answered Oct 11, 2018

A picture is described with different images in it. One of those images is a spherical mirror. This means that the mirror is shaped like a sphere or round object. The term concave refers to the shape of it where it is curved. The focal length is twenty centimeters, but that refers to the amount of light that converges and it is the length of it.

If something is placed in this picture that is ten centimeters from the mirror and it is in front of it, it is on the mirror’s axis. This means that this is the line of rotation. The object would be twenty centimeters behind the mirror based on the placement of the object and the measurements that also are given.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Mar 29, 2017

20 cm behind the mirror
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