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    Are virtual images bigger/smaller/same size as the object and same with real images
    my textbook says virtual images are bigger but then in my note book I wrote virtual images are the same size As objects in plane mirrors
    so what are the differences? Thanks
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    For a plane mirror
    images are virtual and the same size.

    For a convex mirror
    images are virtual and smaller than the object

    For a concave mirror
    virtual images are larger (there can also be larger and smaller real images)

    For a convex lens
    virtual images are larger (there can also be larger and smaller real images)

    For a concave lens
    virtual images are smaller


    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refln/u13l3d.cfm
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refln/u13l4b.cfm
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/u14l5da.cfm
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/u14l5ea.cfm
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    For a plane mirror
    images are virtual and the same size.

    For a convex mirror
    images are virtual and smaller than the object

    For a concave mirror
    virtual images are larger (there can also be larger and smaller real images)

    For a convex lens
    virtual images are larger (there can also be larger and smaller real images)

    For a concave lens
    virtual images are smaller


    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refln/u13l3d.cfm
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refln/u13l4b.cfm
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/u14l5da.cfm
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/u14l5ea.cfm
    thanks so much
 
 
 
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