What are the applications of a convex mirror?

Asked by  | 6th Apr, 2008, 09:50: PM

Expert Answer:

The image formed by a convex mirror is always situated between the pole and the focus,irrespective of the position of the object in front of mirror.Therefore :
1) It it is used as rear view mirror in automobiles.this is due to the reason that a convex mirror provides a wider field of view than a plane or concave mirror.
2)It is used as reflecter in street lamps so as to diverge light over a large area.
3)It is used as security mirror in shops and on roads at sharp bends and concealed entrances.


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Answered by  | 16th Apr, 2008, 12:05: AM

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