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
Support your answer with reason.
(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.
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