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


Solution

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.

 

 


Science
Lakhmir Physics 2013
Standard X

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