Virtual Images

A virtual image is an image (i.e. something that someone sees) of an object, where the object itself does not exist where the image is observed.

  • In standard boring textbook language, a virtual image is an image that cannot be formed on a screen

Virtual Image
  • Plane mirrors always form virtual images, because obviously, the object isn't where it seems to be in the mirror (It seems like it's behind or inside the mirror, while in reality it's in front of it)