# What are the laws of reflection through curved mirror?

## What are the laws of reflection through curved mirror?

i) ”The angle of reflection equals to the angle of incidence ”. ii) ”The incident ray, reflected ray and the normal to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence lie in the same plane”.

Does the law of reflection apply to curved mirrors explain your answer?

For mirrors with curved surfaces this law of reflection still applies, but the curved surface of the mirror creates different images to that of a plane mirror. Curved mirrors have a variety of forms, two most common types are convex and concave.

How are image formed with curved mirrors?

Here, light rays that originate at point O on the object strike a curved mirror and are reflected there so they converge to point I and then diverge from point I as they continue on their way. If our eyes detect these rays, we will see an image at point I. This is how an image is formed.

### What happens to light when it hits a curved mirror?

When parallel light rays hit a concave mirror they reflect inwards towards a focal point (F). Each individual ray is still reflecting at the same angle as it hits that small part of the surface. Light rays travel towards the mirror in a straight line and are reflected inwards to meet at a point called the focal point.

What are the reflection rules for concave mirrors and convex mirrors?

Guidelines for Rays Falling on the Concave and Convex Mirrors

• When a ray strikes concave or convex mirrors obliquely at its pole, it is reflected obliquely.
• When a ray, parallel to principal axis strikes concave or convex mirrors, the reflected ray passes through the focus on the principal axis.

What type of mirror is curved?

convex mirror
A convex mirror, or simply put a curved mirror, is a mirror in which the reflective surface bulges toward the light source. The surface of a curved mirror can be convex, which means bulging outward, or concave, bulging inward. A convex mirror reflects the light outwards and is therefore not used to focus light.

#### When a curved mirror forms a real image Where does the image appear?

Only a concave mirror can be used to produce a real image; and this only occurs if the object is located at a position of more than one focal length from the concave mirror. Plane mirrors never produce real images.

What are the two types of curved mirrors?

There are two types of curved mirrors; concave and convex mirror. Curved mirrors whose reflecting surfaces curve inwards are called concave mirrors while those whose reflecting surfaces bulge outwards are called convex mirrors.

Which of the following has curved reflecting surface?

Convex mirror has the curved reflecting surface.