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INTRODUCTION - Chapter 10 Light Reflection & Refraction class 10 ncert solutions Science - SaraNextGen [2024]

Question 1:

Define the principal focus of a concave mirror.


Light rays that are parallel to the principal axis of a concave mirror converge at a specific point on its principal axis after reflecting from the mirror. This point is known as the principal focus of the concave mirror.

Question 2:

The radius of curvature of a spherical mirror is 20 cm. What is its focal length?


Radius of curvature, R = 20 cm

Radius of curvature of a spherical mirror = 2 × Focal length (f)

R = 2f

Hence, the focal length of the given spherical mirror is 10 cm.

Question 3:

Name the mirror that can give an erect and enlarged image of an object.


When an object is placed between the pole and the principal focus of a concave mirror, the image formed is virtual, erect, and enlarged.

Question 4:

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


Convex mirrors give a virtual, erect, and diminished image of the objects placed in front of them. They are preferred as a rear-view mirror in vehicles because they give a wider field of view, which allows the driver to see most of the traffic behind him.

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