Light-08: Curved Mirrors and Image Formation

Types and Usage of Curved Mirrors. Different terminologies related to spherical Mirrors. Image formation by curved mirrors.

Learner's Guide

Motivation:

  • In this session, we will learn about mirrors.
  • How images are formed by mirrors.
  • Different types of mirrors.

 

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What is a mirror?

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Answer:

Mirror is an optical instrument which reflect the light.

It is made by polishing one side of smooth object.

 

 

Types of Mirror:

 

 

Which of the following spherical mirror?

  1. Convex mirror
  2. Concave mirror
  3. Parabolic mirror
  4. Plane mirror
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Answer:

  1. Convex mirror
  2. Concave mirror

 

 

Terms related to Spherical Mirror:

 

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How do we see things?

 

 

 

How image is formed by mirrors?

 

 

Application of Concave Mirror:

 

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Application of Convex Mirror:

 

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Tip: Think before answering.