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Focal Length of a Concave Mirror

Use a light source, concave mirror, and half screen accessory on an optics bench to measure the focal length of the concave mirror.


Student Files

65_Focal_Length_of_a_Concave_Mirror.cap 3.54 MB
65_Focal_Length_of_a_Concave_Mirror_w_Data.cap 3.54 MB
65_Focal_Length_of_a_Concave_Mirror.docx 5.70 MB
65_Focal_Length_of_a_Concave_Mirror.pdf 177.67 KB
65_Crossed_Arrow_in_Focus_Lab_65_1_.png 461.18 KB
65_Concave_Mirror_Equipment_2_.png 1.01 MB
65_Equipment_Setup_Concave_Mirror_2.png 1.12 MB
65_Focal_Length_Concave_Mirror_1_.png 317.53 KB
65_Position_Indicators_Concave_Mirror_Lab_65_3_.png 595.10 KB
65_Principal_Axis_Concave_Mirror_1_.png 70.45 KB
65_Spherical_Mirror_Focal_Length_Lab_65.png 11.94 KB

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Basic Optics System

Basic Optics System

A complete optics bench that includes all the components required to do introductory optics experiments.

Concave/Convex Mirror Accessory

Concave/Convex Mirror

A double-sided mirror, concave on one side and convex on the other, and a semicircular half-screen. Both are mounted in a holder for easy placement on the Basic Optics Track.

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Source: Lab #65

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Focal Length of a Concave Mirror