# What is difference between converging mirror and diverging mirror?

## What is difference between converging mirror and diverging mirror?

If reflected rays converge to a single point after reflection, then this is called as converging behaviour of the mirror . This is observed when a real image is formed. If reflected rays appear to diverge from a single point, then this is called as diverging behaviour of the mirror .

## Why concave mirror is converging and convex mirror is diverging?

Ans: Concave mirror is called a converging mirror because parallel rays of light fall on the mirror they converge at a point called focus. Convex mirror is called a diverging mirror because parallel rays of light fall on it they diverge after reflection.

What are the 3 types of mirrors?

Three common types of mirror are the plane mirror, which has a flat, or plane, surface; the convex mirror; and the concave mirror.

### What is converging and diverging mirror and lens?

Concave mirror is a converging mirror and Convex mirror is a diverging mirror. In the case of lens it’s the exact opposite. Convex lens is a converging lens and Concave lens is a diverging lens. Converge means the Rays meet a point. Diverge means the Rays goes into different directions.

### Which is concave convex converge or diverge mirror?

Yea, that was my first thought, but then I kept forgetting if the “CONVE” rule was for mirrors or lenses. Convex lens = converging lens, but convex mirror = diverging mirror. Correct. You are my favorite pre-banned SDNer. Click to expand… You must log in or register to reply here.

Why are converging mirrors used in shaving mirrors?

Make-up mirrors/shaving mirrors make use of concave or converging mirrors. Reflectors for torches and headlights in vehicles use this type of mirror. This is because these mirrors can reflect rays of light beams as very powerful light rays. Convex mirrors always produce a smaller, virtual, and upright image of an object.

#### What’s the difference between convex and diverging lenses?

The security mirrors found in shops and malls use a convex mirror. Both concave and convex lenses are used in eyeglasses, microscopes, telescopes and binoculars to improve visibility and image detail. A concave lens (diverging lens) is used to correct vision for a nearsighted person.

#### What is the concept of converging and diverging?

Students’ understanding on converging and diverging (Mirrors vs Lenses) will be evaluated by giving a concept test. However, additional time or assistance will be available where deemed necessary. As a culminating task, students will be given an assignment. They are to design one type of mirror to be used in a Funhouse.