Mon March 12, 2012 By: Dipanshu

uses of concave and convex mirrors

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Mon March 12, 2012
Concave mirrors:
1. A concave mirror is used as a reflector in torches, search light, head light of motor vehicles etc. to get powerful parallel beams of light.
2. It is used as doctor's head mirror to focus light on body parts like eyes, ears, nose, throat etc., to be examined.
3. It is used as a shaving mirror/ make up mirror, as it can form erect and magnified image of face.
4. Dentists use them to observe large images of the teeth of patients.
Convex mirrors:
1. A convex mirror is used as a reflector in street lamps. As a result, light from the lamp diverges over a large area.
2. It is used by drivers of automobiles as a rear view mirror. These mirrors are fitted on the sides of the vehicle enabling the driver to see traffic behind for safe driving.
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