A convex mirror, also known as a curved mirror, has a reflective surface that bulges towards the light source.
A convex mirror, also known as a curved mirror, has a reflective surface that bulges towards the light source. Because a convex mirror reflects light outwards, it cannot be utilized to focus light.
A convex mirror is also known as a diverging mirror because when light strikes its reflecting surface, it diverges.
Convex mirrors always produce virtual, erect, and reduced pictures, regardless of the distance between the item and the mirror.
When it comes to the position of an object in a convex mirror, there are two options.
1. When an object is between infinity and the pole:
2. Object at infinity:
|Object’s Position||Image’s Position||Image’s size||Image’s Nature|
|Between infinity and the mirror's pole||Behind the mirror and between pole and infinity||Diminished||Virtual and Upright|
|Object at infinity||Behind the mirror, at focus F||lot smaller and point-sized||Virtual and Upright|
1. Between infinity and the mirror's pole
2. When the object is at infinity
A spherical mirror's pole is the center of the reflecting surface.
The center of curvature of a spherical mirror is the center of the sphere created by the reflecting part of the mirror. C is the most common abbreviation for it.
The principal axis is a straight line that passes through the pole and the spherical mirror's center of curvature.
After reflection, incident rays that are parallel to the principal axis appear to diverge from a common point on the primary axis, which is known as the principal focus of a convex mirror. It's commonly symbolized with the letter F.
The focal length is the distance between the pole and the mirror's main focus.
Convex mirrors include magnifying glasses and telescopes.
Q. What do convex mirrors do?
A convex mirror reflects light outwards, it cannot be utilized to focus light.
Q. What is a convex mirror example?
Convex mirrors are utilized as rear-view mirrors in automobiles, optical instruments, calling bells, and other applications.
Q. Where are convex mirrors are used?
Convex mirrors can be found in a variety of places, including hospitals, hotels, schools, stores, and apartment buildings.
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