Spherical mirrors

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What is a spherical mirror? Spherical mirrors are mirrors whose surfaces form a part of a hollow sphere, The spheres can be made of glass or any polished metal surfaces Types of spherical mirrors : 1. Convex Mirror 2. Concave Mirror
Convex mirror : . If the mirror coating is in the inside of the spherical surface, then the mirror is called a convex mirror Concave mirror : If the mirror coating is on the outside of the spherical surf ace, then the mirror is called a concave mirro r.

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Some definitions of convex and concave mirrors 1.Center of curvature : The center of curvature of the mirror is defined as the center of the hollow sphere from which the mirror has been cut. It is represented by the letter C. It can be observed that C of a convex mirror is behind the mirrored surface. On the other hand, C for a concave mirror is in front of the mirror.
Some definitions of convex and concave mirrors 2. Radius of curvature : Radius of curvature is the

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## This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PHYSICS 121 taught by Professor Richardvanfleet during the Winter '09 term at BYU.

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