How will the image of an object appear if half of the mirror/lens is covered completely?

Please answer with diagram!

Asked by drhimasingh | 30th Nov, 2019, 12:43: PM

Expert Answer:

The convex lens will form complete image of an object, even if its one-half is covered with black paper. It can be understood by the following two cases.

Case I

When the upper half of the lens is covered:

In this case, the rays of light coming from the object will be refracted by the lower half of the lens. These rays meet at the other side of the lens to form the image of the given object, as shown in the following figure.

Case II

When the lower half of the lens is covered:

In this case, a ray of light coming from the object is refracted by the upper half of the lens. These rays meet at the other side of the lens to form the image of the given object, as shown in the following figure.

 In case of the half covered lens, the number of rays used up to make the image on the other side of the lens will be reduced to half.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 30th Nov, 2019, 12:48: PM