Distinguish between real image and virtual image.

Q12. Distinguish between real image and virtual image.
Ans.

REAL IMAGE

VIRTUAL IMAGE

1.

 

The image formed by the real meeting of reflected and refracted rays. Image formed by the apparent meeting of reflected for refracted rays.
2. Real image can be obtained on the screen. Real image can be obtained on the screen.
3.

 

The image formed on a cinema screen is an example of real image. The image of our face in a plane mirror is an example of virtual image.
4. It is always inverted. It is always erect.

 

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