Give two uses of concave mirrors. Explain why you would choose concave mirrors for these uses.

Two uses of concave mirrors are:

1. It is used as shaving mirrors.

2. It is used by dentists.

We choose the concave mirror for these uses because a concave mirror produces a magnified or larger image when the object is placed between the pole $(P)$ and the focus $(F)$, which helps in making a smooth shave, and helps in locating the tooth defect easily.


For an object placed between the pole $(P)$ and the focus $(F)$, the image formed by a concave mirror is virtual and erect, bigger than the object (enlarged) and behind the mirror.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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