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    A light ray travels through a distance a, reflects from a curved mirror, and then travels through a distance b. The ABCD matrix has the form as given in the attachment.

    Suppose that the initial ray is one of many which leaves a point on an object positioned at do = a before the mirror.
    a) What condition is needed to form an image at distance di = b?
    b) What is the magnification?

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    As is well known, it is possible to form an image with a concave mirror. Suppose that the initial ray is one of many which leaves a point on an object positioned at do = a before the mirror. In order for an ...

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    This solution applies the matrix to solve the magnification problem for the mirror.

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