University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 34 - Geometric Optics - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 1151: Q34.2


Negative. Virtual.

Work Step by Step

The image distance sā€™ is negative because the image is not on the same side as the side of the outgoing light. See Figure 34.5 and its caption. The image is virtual because the outgoing rays do not actually pass through the image point.
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