# Conceptualization of 'real image' formation by concave mirror; other mirror questions

0dontpanic0
Hi,

I realize that this might be kind of a silly question, but I am in a physics class currently and I'm having the hardest time visualizing what exactly is happening when a 'real image' is formed on the same side as the object (as in the case of an object emitting light on the concave side of a curved mirror). What is a person viewing from the object's vantage point seeing in this case? (Are they seeing a projection of the image on their side of the mirror? Or just a point of light?)

I also had a question regarding multiple reflections using two mirrors; namely, if two mirrors are placed at some angle smaller than 90 degrees along one axis to one another, a person standing in between the two planar mirrors would be able to see more than one reflection of him/herself, correct?

If this is true:

1) How can one determine the number of images based on the angle?

2) How would this change if the two mirrors were convex or concave? How would it change if another mirror were placed behind the person (enclosing them within an equilateral triangle)?

Thank you in advance for any help! I would very much appreciate hearing back from anyone on this matter. :)