Differentiate between real and virtual image.

Asked by Dilpreet Kaur | 11th Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
 
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. 

The light rays meet at a focal point in front of the mirror
 
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 
The light rays meet at a focal point behind the mirror
 
Hope that satisfies your query.
 
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Answered by  | 11th Oct, 2010, 08:51: PM

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