Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Physics Interactives: Optics Bench - Mirrors

The Physics Interactives is our simulation section. Our Optics Bench simulation allows students to explore the reflection of light by curved mirrors and the formation of images. Tap on the Mirrors button at the top of the sim and then drag the object to the convex side of the mirror. Explore and learn.


Physics Interactives: Image Formation by Convex Mirrors

This Interactive from our simulation section provides you with a virtual light box for exploring the reflection of light off convex mirrors and the manner in which such reflection leads to the formation of an image of a complex object. Tap on various points upon an object. A ray diagram is quickly constructed and the location of the image of that point is marked by a pixel on the screen. The process can be repeated for a variety of points.


Minds On Physics, Reflection and Mirrors module, Mission RM8

Our Minds On Physics program provides an intense workout in careful reading, logical thinking, and conceptual reasoning. It's like eating broccoli - nobody likes it but you know it's good for you. Give Mission RM8 on Ray Tracing for Convex Mirrors a try. It's great nutrition for your Physics brain. Use the Help link for question-specific help. 

Tutorial: Reflection and the Ray Model of Light, Lesson 4

When you need to quickly review a topic and/or freshen up on a concept, the Tutorial section of our website is your go-to place.  The page titled Reflection and Image Formation for Convex Mirrors makes a good complement of this video.

Reflection and Image Formation for Convex Mirrors