Concave Mirror And Convex Mirror.

Q19. Distinguish between concave mirror and convex mirror.
Ans.

CONCAVE MIRROR

CONVEX MIRROR

1. Reflection takes place at the concave surface (bent in surface). Reflection takes place at the convex surface (bulging out surface).
2. A parallel beam of light falling on this mirror converges at a point after reflection. A parallel beam of light falling on this mirror appears to diverge from a point after reflection.
3. It is a converging mirror. It is a diverging mirror.
4. It has a real focus which lies in the front of the mirror. It has a virtual Focus which lies behind the mirror.

 

Concave Mirror and Convex Mirror.

Q19. Distinguish between concave mirror and convex mirror.
Ans.

 

CONCAVE MIRROR

CONVEX MIRROR

1. Reflection takes place at the concave surface (bent in surface). Reflection takes place at the convex surface (bulging out surface).
2. A parallel beam of light falling on this mirror converges at a point after reflection. A parallel beam of light falling on this mirror appears to diverge from a point after reflection.
3. It is a converging mirror. It is a diverging mirror.
4. It has a real focus which lies in the front of the mirror. It has a virtual Focus which lies behind the mirror.