When we look into a mirror, the image formed in virtual as it cannot be captured on a screen. However, If we shine a torchlight at an angle then the beam of light will reflect and form on a screen. But how are we so different from the torchlight's light? Since we simply reflect light into the mirror and the torchlight emits the light so I don't really see the difference.
The Attempt at a Solution
I read that a real image is formed when two or more rays of light converge. While in a virtual image the two rays diverge and the virtual image is formed at the trace. But how do I apply this with the mirrors? Thanks! :-)