# Page No 186: - Chapter 10 Light Reflection & Refraction class 10 ncert solutions Science - SaraNextGen [2024]

Question 5:

No matter how far you stand from a mirror, your image appears erect. The mirror is likely to be

(a) plane

(b) concave

(c) convex

(d) either plane or convex

(d) A convex mirror always gives a virtual and erect image of smaller size of the object placed in front of it. Similarly, a plane mirror will always give a virtual and erect image of same size as that of the object placed in front of it. Therefore, the given mirror could be either plane or convex.

Question 6:

Which of the following lenses would you prefer to use while reading small letters found in a dictionary?

(a) A convex lens of focal length 50 cm

(b) A concave lens of focal length 50 cm

(c) A convex lens of focal length 5 cm

(d) A concave lens of focal length 5 cm

(c) A convex lens gives a magnified image of an object when it is placed between the radius of curvature and focal length. Also, magnification is more for convex lenses having shorter focal length. Therefore, for reading small letters, a convex lens of focal length 5 cm should be used.

Question 7:

We wish to obtain an erect image of an object, using a concave mirror of focal length 15 cm. What should be the range of distance of the object from the mirror? What is the nature of the image? Is the image larger or smaller than the object? Draw a ray diagram to show the image formation in this case.

Range of object distance = 0 cm to15 cm

A concave mirror gives an erect image when an object is placed between its pole (P) and the principal focus (F).

Hence, to obtain an erect image of an object from a concave mirror of focal length 15 cm, the object must be placed anywhere between the pole and the focus. The image formed will be virtual, erect, and magnified in nature, as shown in the given figure.

Question 8:

Name the type of mirror used in the following situations.

(b) Side/rear-view mirror of a vehicle

(c) Solar furnace

(a) Concave (b) Convex (c) Concave

Explanation

(a) Concave mirror is used in the headlights of a car. 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 is used in side/rear view mirror of a vehicle. Convex mirrors give a virtual, erect, and diminished image of the objects placed in front of it. Because of this, they have a wide field of view. It enables the driver to see most of the traffic behind him/her.

(c) Concave mirrors are convergent mirrors. That is why they are used to construct solar furnaces. Concave mirrors converge the light incident on them at a single point known as principal focus. Hence, they can be used to produce a large amount of heat at that point.

Question 9:

One-half of a convex lens is covered with a black paper. Will this lens produce a complete image of the object? Verify your Answer experimentally. Explain your observations.

The convex lens will form complete image of an object, even if its one half is covered with black paper. It can be understood by the following two cases.

Case I

When the upper half of the lens is covered

In this case, a ray of light coming from the object will be refracted by the lower half of the lens. These rays meet at the other side of the lens to form the image of the given object, as shown in the following figure.

Case II

When the lower half of the lens is covered

In this case, a ray of light coming from the object is refracted by the upper half of the lens. These rays meet at the other side of the lens to form the image of the given object, as shown in the following figure.

Question 10:

An object 5 cm in length is held 25 cm away from a converging lens of focal length 10 cm. Draw the ray diagram and find the position, size and the nature of the image formed.

Object distance, u = −25 cm

Object height, h= 5 cm

Focal length, f = +10 cm

According to the lens formula,

The positive value of v shows that the image is formed at the other side of the lens.

The negative sign shows that the image is real and formed behind the lens.

The negative value of image height indicates that the image formed is inverted.

The position, size, and nature of image are shown in the following ray diagram.

Question 11:

A concave lens of focal length 15 cm forms an image 10 cm from the lens. How far is the object placed from the lens? Draw the ray diagram.

Focal length of concave lens (OF1), f = −15 cm

Image distance, v = −10 cm

According to the lens formula,

The negative value of u indicates that the object is placed 30 cm in front of the lens. This is shown in the following ray diagram.

Question 12:

An object is placed at a distance of 10 cm from a convex mirror of focal length 15 cm. Find the position and nature of the image.

Focal length of convex mirror, f = +15 cm

Object distance, u = −10 cm

According to the mirror formula,

The positive value of v indicates that the image is formed behind the mirror.

The positive value of magnification indicates that the image formed is virtual and erect.

Question 13:

The magnification produced by a plane mirror is +1. What does this mean?

Magnification produced by a mirror is given by the relation

The magnification produced by a plane mirror is +1. It shows that the image formed by the plane mirror is of the same size as that of the object. The positive sign shows that the image formed is virtual and erect.

Question 14:

An object 5.0 cm in length is placed at a distance of 20 cm in front of a convex mirror of radius of curvature 30 cm. Find the position of the image, its nature and size.

Object distance, u = −20 cm

Object height, h = 5 cm

Radius of curvature, R = 30 cm

Radius of curvature = 2 × Focal length

R = 2f

f = 15 cm

According to the mirror formula,

The positive value of v indicates that the image is formed behind the mirror.

The positive value of image height indicates that the image formed is erect.

Therefore, the image formed is virtual, erect, and smaller in size.

Question 15:

An object of size 7.0 cm is placed at 27 cm in front of a concave mirror of focal length 18 cm. At what distance from the mirror should a screen be placed, so that a sharp focused image can be obtained? Find the size and the nature of the image.

Object distance, u = −27 cm

Object height, h = 7 cm

Focal length, = −18 cm

According to the mirror formula,

The screen should be placed at a distance of 54 cm in front of the given mirror.

The negative value of magnification indicates that the image formed is real.

The negative value of image height indicates that the image formed is inverted.

Question 16:

Find the focal length of a lens of power −2.0 D. What type of lens is this?