concave/convex mirror discuss why concave mirror is converging and convex mirror is diverging

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The reflective surface of a convex mirror bulges outward towards the light source. When light rays pass through this surface, they spread out (or diverge) away from each other so they end up forming a virtual image where everything appears smaller.

A concave mirror's reflective surface bulges inward away from...

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The reflective surface of a convex mirror bulges outward towards the light source. When light rays pass through this surface, they spread out (or diverge) away from each other so they end up forming a virtual image where everything appears smaller.

A concave mirror's reflective surface bulges inward away from the light source. These mirrors collect the light rays that come through them and converge those light rays all onto a single focus point.

 

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