Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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A Bulb is Hanging Over a Table. at Which Portion of the Table is the Illuminance Maximum? If a Plane Mirror is Placed Above the Bulb Facing the Table, Will the Illuminance on the Table Increase? - Physics

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A bulb is hanging over a table. At which portion of the table is the illuminance maximum? If a plane mirror is placed above the bulb facing the table, will the illuminance on the table increase?

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The illuminance will be maximum on the area just below the bulb that is normal to the table.

Yes, the plane mirror will increase the radiant flux on the table, which will further increase the luminance flux of the table. Therefore, illuminance will increase.

Concept: Light Process and Photometry
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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 22 Photometry
Short Answers | Q 4 | Page 453
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