Introduction to Spherical Mirrors

Physics

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Concave mirror v/s convex mirror


Concave mirror

Convex  Mirror

Made by silvering the outer surface of a part of the hollow glass sphere.

Made by silvering the inner surface of a part of the hollow glass sphere.

Converging in nature.

Diverging in nature.

Image may be real or virtual depending on the position of the object.

Image is virtual.

Image may be diminished, same size or magnified.

Image is diminished.


The examples of concave mirrors are the mirrors used in automobile head lights, reflecting telescopes, torch lights, etc.

The examples of convex mirrors are the mirrors used as rear side mirrors of vehicles, optical instruments, calling bell, etc.