Re: question (fwd)

Date: Mon Dec 30 2002 - 18:52:00 PST

Yes it is possible to create a real image by combining a flat mirror with a lens
or a concave mirror.

You do this every time you photograph a person in a mirror. You are making a real
image of the virtual image of the person on the film.

I also do this by placing a "Page Magnifier" fresnel lens so that it is touching
a mirror. The combination of lens-mirror-lens will create real images in front of
the lens-mirror. Hold a candle a meter from the mirror and lens combination then
find the real image with a 3x5 card.

Have fun doing Science

Paul Doherty
Senior Staff Scientist Exploratorium

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> hello,
> i am in a physics class and i was wondering if someone can help me with this
> question: a flat mirror creates a virtual image of your face. suppose the
> flat mirror is combined with another optical element. can a flat mirror
> form a real image in such a combination.

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