Question
Thu February 03, 2011 By:
 

will a parallel beam of light converge and meet at one point after reflection by a concave mirror of large aperture.?

Expert Reply
Fri February 04, 2011
Dear student,

A concave mirror, or converging mirror, has a reflecting surface that bulges inward (away from the incident light). Concave mirrors reflect light inward to one focal point, therefore they are used to focus light. Unlike convex mirrors, concave mirrors show different image types depending on the distance between the object and the mirror.

These mirrors are called "converging" because they tend to collect light that falls on them, refocusing parallel incoming rays toward a focus. This is because the light is reflected at different angles, since the normal to the surface differs with each spot on the mirror.

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