During early classes we are taught that real image of a real object is inverted with respect to the object. Similarly virtual image of a real object is erect with respect to object. My doubt is that can we make a similar analogy for a virtual image of a virtual object and what would it be?

PS: please do not quote the example of two plane mirrors with an object in between them for this. Here I am oriented towards lens and curved mirrors.

  • $\begingroup$ What is an example of a virtual object? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 13, 2020 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ Can you describe, what kind of mirrors you have, where are mirrrosrs/lense, and where are you $\endgroup$
    – Vid
    Commented Aug 13, 2020 at 20:19

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So you want to see for example the virtual image from a curved mirror with a lens? Why not just sketch a few beams of light and see yourself, that the second virtual picture is also erect.

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    $\begingroup$ You could have said this in comment section this is not the answer $\endgroup$
    – imposter
    Commented Aug 13, 2020 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ the answer that the second virtual image is also erect was included. Why should an answer not suggest how you can find it yourself? $\endgroup$
    – trula
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 17:10

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