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Images in a plane mirror

Images in a plane mirror

Item no.: P1063800

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With this experiment the students should be led to insights which they are likely to be already familiar with qualitatively, but which they are probably not consciously aware of (daily observation in a mirror).
In the first part of the experiment, qualitative investigations of the properties of a mirror image compared to the original are made.
In the second part the correlation between object distance g and image distance b in a plane mirror are determined. Additionally, while doing so the students become familiar with a first possibility of forming images by rays of light.
The second part of the experiment is more demanding on the students' abilities and experimental proficiency than the first part; the two experiments can be seen as a unit. However, they can also be performed separately.


  • Multifunctional light box - All-in-one: Can be used for geometric optics on the table, colour mixing and on an optical bench
  • Extension with others sets at anytime, no additional light sources needed, recognition value for students


How are mirror images formed? In this experiment the properties of mirror images are determined and you will learn how an image is formed by a plane mirror.

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