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Name the Type of Mirror Used in the Following Situations. - Science

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 Name the type of mirror used in the following situations.
(a) Headlights of a car
(b) Side/rear-view mirror of a vehicle
(c) Solar furnace
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Solution

(a) Concave Mirror: This is because concave mirrors can produce powerful parallel beam of light when the light source is placed at their principal focus.

(b) Convex Mirror: This is because of its largest field of view.

(c) Concave Mirror: This is because it concentrates the parallel rays of sun at principal focus.

Concept: Spherical Mirrors
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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 10 Light – Reflection and Refraction
Q 8 | Page 186

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