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What an Image?

I don't know how we are able to see virtual images of any object? I mean that there are light sensitive cells in our eyes which make us able to see anything and a virtual image is formed when light doesn't intersect in reality. Then, if there is no actual intersection of light then our cells will not be activated and we wouldn't be able to see any virtual image such that bent pencil in water or anything like that.

Note by Akash Pratap Singh
1 year, 8 months ago

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I know what is virtual image, i want to know that how do we see it. u can see a pencil bent when placed in water but that forms an virtual image, if u have read normal shift Akash Pratap Singh · 1 year, 8 months ago

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we see the image of any object when the light reflected from the object reaches our retina .while the term virtual inage refers to the position where these light rays [that come to our retina] seems to converge . Abhinav Singh · 1 year, 8 months ago

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