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You Have Learnt that Plane and Convex Mirrors Produce Virtual Images of Objects. Can They Produce Real Images Under Some Circumstances? Explain. - Physics

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You have learnt that plane and convex mirrors produce virtual images of objects. Can they produce real images under some circumstances? Explain.

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Solution

Yes

Plane and convex mirrors can produce real images as well. If the object is virtual, i.e., if the light rays converging at a point behind a plane mirror (or a convex mirror) are reflected to a point on a screen placed in front of the mirror, then a real image will be formed.

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NCERT Class 12 Physics Textbook
Chapter 9 Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Q 18.1 | Page 347
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