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Homework Help: Question on what a Real and Virtual images are

  1. May 15, 2006 #1
    Hi
    I was wondering if somebody could kindly tell me what the difference between a real and a virtual image is.
    The way I which I know them apart is that in a real image the light rays actually intersect, while a virtual image the light rays diverge , thus never actually intersect. Is this correct?
    Thanks
    Pavadrin
     
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  3. May 15, 2006 #2

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  4. May 15, 2006 #3
    thanks Hootenanny
     
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