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Why Convex Mirrors are Used as Rear View Mirrors

This question is often asked: Why are convex mirrors used as rear view mirrors?Students are then typically presented with a number of ‘multiple choice’ answers from which they need to select the correct one. The reason convex mirrors are used as rear view mirrors in automobiles is they provide drivers with a wider view of what’s behind them. Convex mirrors,…

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Difference Between Concave and Convex Mirrors

The difference between concave and convex mirrors is among the most commonly asked questions in school level physics examinations. Here’s what you need to know. We all know what mirrors are. They are reflective surfaces, often made from glass coated with a reflective material. Mirrors can also be made from polished reflective metal, such as stainless steel. Most of us…

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What is a Convex Mirror?

Convex mirrors are also often called diverging mirrors, fisheye mirrors, wide angle mirrors or dome mirrors. They are curved mirrors featuring a reflective surface that bulges toward the light source. This means that light reflected from the curved surface spreads out or diverges. What Does Convex Mean? The term ‘convex’ simply means that a surface is curved outwards. Examples of…

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