Explain concave and convex mirror.


Concave mirror.

If the inner side of the spherical mirror is reflecting, it is called a concave mirror. Concave mirrors can form inverted and real images and also virtual and erect images. 

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

Convex mirrors

If the outer side of the spherical mirror is reflecting, it is called a convex mirror. Convex mirrors form virtual and erect images.

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

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