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To form the image on the object itself, how should we place the object in front of a concave mirror? Explain with a ray diagram.

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Hint The concave mirror which is also known as the converging mirror, because it has a reflecting surface that is depressed inside that is the concave mirror is depressed inside away from the incident light. Concave mirrors contemplate light rays inside to one focal point.

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When the object is placed at the 2F point that is the second focal point, the image will also be formed at the 2F point that is the second focal point on the other side of the lens. In this case, that is the concave mirror the image will be inverted (that is a right side up object results in an upside-down image). The image dimensions are equal to the object dimensions. A six-foot tall person would have an image that is six feet tall; the absolute value of the magnification is exactly 1. Finally, the image is a real image. Light rays actually converge at the image location. As such, the image of the object could be projected upon a sheet of paper.

Therefore, since the object should be placed at 2F to obtain the image on the object itself.

Note Convex Mirror is a curved mirror where the reflective surface bulges out towards the light source. This bulging out surface reflects light outwards and is not used to focus light. The concave mirrors are used to focus light.