Why do we use Convex Mirrors ?


What are convex mirrors?

A convex mirror or diverging mirror is a curved mirror in which the reflective surface bulges towards the light source. Convex mirrors reflect light outwards, therefore they are not used to focus light. The image is smaller than the object but gets larger as the object approaches the mirror.


Uses of Convex Mirrors  One of the most common uses for the convex mirror is the passenger-side mirror on your car. These convex mirrors are used for cars because they give an upright image and provide a wider field of view as they are curved outwards.

Convex mirrors always form images that are upright, virtual, and smaller than the actual object. They are commonly used as rear and side-view mirrors in cars and as security mirrors in public buildings because they allow you to see a wider view than flat or concave mirrors.


Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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