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Solution - Why Do We Prefer a Convex Mirror as a Rear-view Mirror in Vehicles? - CBSE Class 10 - Science

ConceptRepresentation of Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors Using Ray Diagrams - Convex Mirror

Question

Why do we prefer a convex mirror as a rear-view mirror in vehicles?

Solution 1

We prefer a convex mirror as a rear-view mirror in vehicles because it gives a wider field of view, which allows the driver to see most of the traffic behind him. Convex mirrors always form a virtual, erect, and diminished image of the objects placed in front of it.

Solution 2

A driver prefers to use a convex mirror as a rear-view mirror in his vehicle because this type of mirror has a wider field of view. Besides this, the convex mirror always forms virtual, erect and small sized images of the large number of objects at the same time.

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NCERT Science Textbook for Class 10
Chapter 10: Light - Reflection and Refraction
Q: 16 | Page no. 205

Reference Material

Solution for question: Why Do We Prefer a Convex Mirror as a Rear-view Mirror in Vehicles? concept: Representation of Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors Using Ray Diagrams - Convex Mirror. For the course CBSE
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