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This interactive applet shows the path of light from an object reflecting off a convex mirror. The resulting virtual image is smaller than the object and lies behind the mirror.

This applet shows the path of light from an object reflecting off a concave mirror, where the image is inside the focal point. The resulting virtual image is behind the mirror and is larger than the object.

This applet shows the path of light from an object reflecting off a concave mirror, where the image is outside the focal point. The resulting image is real and in front of the image.


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