Concave and Convex lenses and mirrors
Mirrors _________________ the light while lenses ____________ the light.
Lenses allow light transmission or light to pass through and mirrors do not.
There are 3 types of mirrors and lenses: concave, convex, and planar
Planar mirrors and lenses are flat. These are traditional mirrors and pieces of
plastic or glass.
Planar mirrors and lenses produce identical images as the real object. This means
that things look the same in a planar mirror and lens as they do in reality.
Concave mirrors and lenses are fatter at the _________ than in the __________.
Concave lenses ______________ the light. Concave mirrors ____________ the
o “Diverge” means that the light bends so that all the rays spread apart and
o “Converge” means that light bends and come together at one point.
Concave is like looking into a cave!
o Convex mirrors and lenses are fatter in the _____________ than at the
__________. Convex lenses _____________the light. Convex
Lenses and your eyes:
--Near sighted (myopic) --Far sighted (hyperopic)
Add a corrective lens to fix the eyesight: