SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 593: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 593

4. The images formed by convex mirrors

A. are always real.
B. are always virtual.
C. are only real when the object is placed outside the radius of curvature.
D. are only virtual when the object is placed inside the focal point.
E. None of the above describes the images formed by convex mirrors.

Correct Answer: B


The correct answer is (B). Convex mirrors only produce virtual images. That is because the light rays are diverged when they are incident to the surface of the mirror

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