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Wed November 02, 2011 By: Parth Patel

Difference between Real image and virtual image?

Expert Reply
Wed November 02, 2011
Real Image ::
It usually appears INVERTED (depends on the type of mirror e.g convex, concave)
It can be OBTAINED ON A SCREEN
In case of mirror, the image lies in front of the reflecting surface.
In case of lens, the image lies on the other side of the object.

Virtual Image::
It usually appears ERECT
It CANNOT be obtained on a screen
In case of a mirror, the image lies behind the mirror
In case of lens, the image lies on the same side of the object
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