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# What is a spherical mirror? Distinguish between a concave mirror and a convex mirror.

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## A spherical mirror is a curved surface in which the inner or outer surface has the capability to reflect light.  Difference between convex and concave mirror are as follows: Convex Mirror Concave Mirror 1.In a convex mirror, reflection of    light takes place on the bulged-out surface. 2. Convex mirror has virtual focus. 3. Convex mirror diverges the rays of light incident on it. 1.In a concave mirror, reflection of light takes place on the bent surface . 2. Concave mirror has real focus. 3. Concave mirror converges the rays of light incident on it.     ScienceLakhmir Physics 2013Standard X

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