Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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Chapter 34 - Images - Problems - Page 1039: 24a


The mirror is Concave.

Work Step by Step

The lateral magnification m = -1/2 is given in table 34-4, which means $m \lt 0$ and the image is inverted. From this we note that an inverted image (for reflections from a single mirror) can only occur if the mirror is concave ( and if $p \gt f$).
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