Diffrenciate between Concave and convex mirror.

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

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
A convex mirror protrudes in the center -- if flat-backed, its center is thicker than its edges. The image you see in it will be smaller than the original, just as you would see in a conCAVE lens. In a concave mirror, the image formed is mostly real and inverted. When the image is between pole and the focus, image is virtual, erect and enlarged.

A concave mirror is thinner in the center - dished in (it could hold water). Reflections it produces may be magnified or inverted, just as images seen through a conVEX lens. In a convex mirror, the image formed is always virtual, erect and diminished.
Hope that satisfies your query.

Answered by  | 11th Oct, 2010, 08:47: PM

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