3. Light Reflection
Nature of Image
Nature of Image Definition : Definition :
Incident rays starting from a point object, and reflected from a mirror, either actually meet at or appear to come from a point. The other point is called the image of the point object.
|Real Image ||Virtual Image |
|"1. A real image is formed when two or more reflected rays meet at a point in front of the mirror." ||"1. A virtual image is formed when two or more rays appear to be coming from a point behind the mirror." |
|"2. A real image can be obtained on a screen." ||"2. A virtual image cannot be obtained on a screen." |
|"3. A real image is inverted with respect to the object." ||"3. A virtual image is erect with respect to the object." |