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A spherical mirror produces an image of magnification -1.0 on a screen placed at a distance of 30 cm from the pole of the mirror - Science

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A spherical mirror produces an image of magnification -1.0 on a screen placed at a distance of 30 cm from the pole of the mirror.

(i) Write the type of mirror in this case.

(ii) What is the focal length of the mirror ?

(iii) What is the nature of the image formed ?

(iv) Draw the ray diagram to show the image formation in this case.

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Solution

Given :

m=-1 , v=-30 cm

We know that,

`m=-v/u`

`therefore -1=(30)/u`

`therefore u=-30`

(i) Since the magnification has a negative sign, the typa of mirror is a concave mirror

(ii) Using `1/f=1/v+1/u`, we get

 `1/f=-1/30+(-1)/30`

`therefore 1/f=-2/30`

`therefore1/f=-1/15`

`=>f=-15` cm

∴ Focal length of the concave mirror is 15 cm

(iii) Since the magnitude of magnification is equal to 1 and the sign of magnification is negative, the image will be of the same size as the object, and its nature will be real and inverted.

(iv) 

Concept: Concave Mirror
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