Concave mirror 

Convex mirror 

Spherical mirrors whose inner side is reflecting are called concave mirrors. 

Spherical mirrors whose outer side is reflecting are called convex mirrors.  

It's focus and centre of curvature lies in front of the motor

It's focus and centre of curvature lies behind the mirror. 

It is also called a converging mirror. 

It is also called a diverging lens. 

The image formed by a concave mirror can be both virtual and erect, depending upon the position of an object. 

Image formed by a convex mirror is always virtual. 

The magnification produced by a concave mirror can be less than, equal to or greater than 1.

The magnification produced by a concave mirror  can be less than 1.

These are used in the headlights of a car. 

These are used as rear view mirrors in a car. 

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  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 10 Class 10 - Light - Reflection and Refraction

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