# What type of image is formed by concave and convex mirrors?

## What type of image is formed by concave and convex mirrors?

real image
A concave mirror will form a virtual or real image. A convex mirror will only form erect and virtual images. Based on the placement of the object, a virtual or real image will be formed. Convex mirror forms only virtual and erect images irrespective of the position of the object.

## What type of image is concave?

Difference Between Convex and Concave Mirrors:

Concave Mirror
Image Concave mirrors can form inverted and real images and also virtual and erect images.
Size Size can be smaller, larger or of the same size depending on the position of the object.
Position Depends on the position of the object.

What type of image does a convex mirror produce Why?

virtual
The image produced by a convex mirror is always virtual, and located behind the mirror. When the object is far away from the mirror the image is upright and located at the focal point.

### What is convex mirror concave mirror?

Spherical mirrors contain curved surfaces which are painted on either one of the sides. When an inward surface of a spherical mirror is painted, then this type of mirror is considered a convex mirror. In the meantime, when the outward surface of the spherical mirror is painted, this mirror is called a concave mirror.

### What is concave mirror?

A concave mirror, or converging mirror, has a reflecting surface that is recessed inward (away from the incident light). Concave mirrors reflect light inward to one focal point. They are used to focus light.

What is concave mirror and convex mirror?

#### Why a concave mirror produces different types of images and why a convex mirror produces only one type of image?

Plane mirrors and convex mirrors only produce virtual images. Only a concave mirror is capable of producing a real image and this only occurs if the object is located a distance greater than a focal length from the mirror’s surface.

#### Where is the image formed in a convex mirror?

Convex mirrors always form virtual images. This is because the focal point and the centre of curvature of the convex mirror are imaginary points and that cannot be reached. So the image is formed inside the mirror and cannot be projected on a screen.

Where is concave mirror used?

Concave mirrors are used in a variety of applications, including searchlights, shaving mirrors, dental mirrors, satellite dishes, and more. The collimation and concentration of light rays is a property of the concave mirrors. Concave mirrors are used as a light beam Reflector in the torches and headlights.

## Why do concave mirrors form real images?

A real image occurs where rays converge, whereas a virtual image occurs where rays only appear to diverge. Real images can be produced by concave mirrors and converging lenses, only if the object is placed further away from the mirror/lens than the focal point, and this real image is inverted.

## What kind of image is formed by convex lenses?

virtual images
Convex (converging) lenses can form either real or virtual images (cases 1 and 2, respectively), whereas concave (diverging) lenses can form only virtual images (always case 3). Real images are always inverted, but they can be either larger or smaller than the object.

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