Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 34 - Images - Problems: 10b

Answer

$i=30cm$

Work Step by Step

"The distance between the focal point and the mirror" is defined as the focal length. Since the mirror is concave, the value of the focal length is positive. Therefore, the focal length is $10cm$. To find the image distance, use the formula $$\frac{1}{f}=\frac{1}{p}+\frac{1}{i}$$ Solving for $i$ yields $$\frac{p}{pf}-\frac{f}{pf}=\frac{1}{i}$$ $$\frac{p-f}{pf}=\frac{1}{i}$$ $$i=\frac{pf}{p-f}$$ Substituting values of $f=10cm$ and $p=+15cm$ yields $$i=\frac{(15cm)(10cm)}{15cm-10cm}=30cm$$
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