4. Image formation by mirror

Convex Mirror

If the cut part of the hollow sphere is painted from inside, then its outer surface becomes the reflecting surface. This kind of mirror is known as a convex mirror.

Characteristics of Convex Mirrors

  • A convex mirror is also known as a diverging mirror as this mirror diverges light when they strike on its reflecting surface.
  • Virtual, erect, and diminished images are always formed with convex mirrors, irrespective of the distance between the object and the mirror.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *