Some problems from geometric optics

Q1) Two mirrors are inclined at an angle \(\alpha\).Light ray is inclined parallel to one og the mirrors.The ray will start retracing its path after **third reflection** if \(\alpha=\) .The figure is above

Q2) A point object is kept in front of a plane mirror. The plane mirror is doing SHM of **amplitude** \(2~ cm\).The plane mirror moves along the \(x-axis\) and \(x-axis\) is normal to the mirror.The amplitude of the mirror is such that the object is always in front of mirror.The amplitude of SHM of the image is

Q3) A person's eye is at height of \(1.5~m\). He stands in front of a \(0.3~m\) long plane mirror which is \(0.8~m\) above the ground. the length of the image he sees of himself is

Q4) A person is standing in a room of width \(200~cm\). A plane mirror of **vertical** length \(10~cm\) is fixed on a wall in front og the person. The person looks into the mirror from distance \(50~cm\).How much width of the wall behind him will he able to see (assume that he uses the full mirror).

Q5) An unnumbered wall clock shows time \(04:25:37\), where \(1st\) terms represent hours,\(2nd\) represent minutes and \(3rd\) represents seconds. What time will its image in a plane mirror show..

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For problem 1 and 2 check the first image, I'll explain problem 3(answer for 1 is 30 degrees)

At first and a ray from A to top end of mirror after reflection it will hit C(C will be at distance .8m from A), Now similarly send a ray to bottom end, after reflection it will hit E(E is at a distance 1.4m from A) and he can see himself from C to E which equals 0.6m.

Similarly in problem 4 send ray to ends of mirror and apply simple geometr(our answer = 2x + 10 = 50)

For problem 5 answer is equivalent when you put mirror on axis containing numbers 6 and 12.

Pro tip: In mostly all plane mirror problems you just need to send rays at extremities of mirror and apply simple geometry.

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In the 1st ques. Ans is 30degree &in 4th 50cm

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Hi

Did you have doubts in these questions or did you want to test us ? I am just curious !

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I wanted to ask you this , what does your profile pic depict ? I can only guess that it's a fabric of some sort , which has been hand stitched, as evident from the fact that you have used it a a profile pic , by you (perhaps) ,and the lines aren't quite straight so I'm guessing you are inexperienced at it .

Please tell me I am wrong !

Btw I did it just for fun :)

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Here I thought that you had posted a piece of your work . That's why I don't make these guesses online .

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1) 30 2) 4 cm 3) 0.6 m 4) 50 cm 5) 7:34:23

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1) 30 degrees and 5) 7:34:23.

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You are correct I did a silly mistake in both. I realized later

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@Deepanshu Gupta @Rohit Shah @Azhaghu Roopesh M @Raghav Vaidyanathan ,plz post a solution for the above problems

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