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A real versus virtual image

  1. Mar 12, 2009 #1
    I have a question about lenses and mirrors and the above topic..

    As I understand it, a real image is one that formed when all the light from one source is converged again at another point and our eyes see that light again spreading from the converged spot. So if you put a screen at the spot where they are forcefully converged by the mirror or lens, you would have an image.

    Is my understanding right?? And if it is... Can we see real images without the use of a screen?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 12, 2009 #2
    Yes, just look into the lenses from beyond where the screen would have been.
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