What is Reflection of Light?
The process of sending back the light rays which fall on a surface of an object is called Reflection of Light
When Light Rays strike on a mirror, it moves back in some different direction
This is called Reflection of Light
In the below image, water acts as a mirror and reflects light
In this chapter, we will talk about Reflection by Mirrors
Different Type of Mirrors
Plane, Concave, Convex Mirrors
There are 2 type of Mirrors
A plane mirror is a mirror with a flat reflective surface\
It is a mirror with a curved (bent) reflecting surface
They can be further categorized into Concave and Convex Mirrors
What are Concave and Convex Mirrors?
They are Mirrors whose reflective surface are curved inwards
Surface of spoon curved inwards is called Concave Mirror
They are Mirrors whose reflective surface are curved outwards
Surface of spoon bulged outwards is called Concave Mirror
In case of spherical mirrors, back of mirror is shaded (the non reflecting part of mirror is shaded)
Note:- The objects having polished, shining surfaces reflect more light than objects having dull, unpolished surfaces.
Silver is one of the best reflectors of light.
That is why back side of mirrors have silver coating