Name the type of mirror used in the following situations

Q. 8 :- Name the type of mirror used in the following situations.
(a) Headlights of a car.
(b) Side/rear-view mirror of a vehicle.
(c) Solar furnace.
Support your answer with reason. 

 

Answer:-

(a) In headlights of a car, type of mirror used is concave as the light of the lamp, under goes divergence from reflector surface and cover a large area in the front.
(b) Side/rear-view mirror of a vehicle is a convex mirror as it gives a diminished, Virtual and an erect image of the side or rear with wider field of view . A convex mirrors enable the driver to view much larger area than would be possible with a plane mirror
(c) Solar furnace is a concave mirror as Sun rays after reflection from its surface, get converged at focus with much intense heat.