Reflection from Curved Surface
To study the nature of image formed after reflection from a curved surface.
A shiny spoon, candle and matchbox
Place a lighted candle in front of a large, shiny spoon. For each side of the spoon, check the following.
- Is the image formed erect or inverted?
- What is the size of the image compared to that of the candle (large/ smaller/ same-sized)?
- Change the distance between the spoon and the candle. Does the size of image change?
- As you bring the spoon close to the candle, does the image of the candle disappear at a certain distance?