Physics

Difference between the concave mirror and convex mirror in tabular form

Difference between the concave mirror and convex mirror

Concave mirror

Convex mirror

Definition

It is the section of a spherical mirror whose inner surface is polished to reflect light. It is a spherical mirror whose outer surface is polished to reflect light.

Nature

It is called a converging mirror because it converges parallel beam light. It is called a diverging mirror because it diverges a parallel beam of light.

Focal length

Its focal length is positive. Its focal length is negative.

Nature of image

In a concave mirror real as well as virtual images are formed. In the convex mirror, only virtual images are formed.
  1. CONCAVE MIRROR

Definition

It is a spherical mirror whose reflecting surface is towards the Centre of the sphere whose part is it.

 

  1. CONVEX MIRROR

Definition

It is a spherical mirror whose reflecting surface is on the Opposite side of the Centre of the sphere whose part is it.

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