# Which mirror is used in cars and why?

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These convex mirrors are used for cars because they give an upright image and provide a wider field of view as they are curved outwards. Convex mirrors are also often found in the hallway of various buildings including hospitals, hotels, schools, stores and apartment building.

## Which mirror is used in vehicles and why?

Convex mirrors are used as rear-view mirrors in motor vehicles because they form virtual, erect and diminished images irrespective of distances of the object. Convex mirror helps the driver to view large areas of the traffic behind him and he can easily detect the vehicle coming or running behind him.

## Why concave mirror is used in cars?

Concave mirror is used in headlights of vehicles, because when the bulb of headlight is placed at focus of concave mirror, it allows the light to spread out to infinity (longer distances). A concave mirror is a converging mirror as opposed to a convex mirror which is a diverging mirror.

## Which type of mirror is used in car?

A concave mirror or otherwise known as a converging mirror has a reflecting surface that is recessed inward. When an object is placed at its focus it produces its respective image at infinity (see figure). Thus they are used to focus light. Therefore, concave mirrors are in headlights of vehicles as reflectors.

## Which mirror is used in cars convex or concave?

Side view mirror of a car is used to view the road and traffic behind the car. For fulfilling its purpose the mirror should have a wider field of view. Convex mirrors are used as side view mirrors as they have a wider field of view.

## What is the mirror formula?

Suppose an object is placed u cm in front of a spherical mirror of focal length f such that the image is formed v cm from the mirror, then u, v and f are related by the equation; 1/f= 1/u + 1/v. This equation is referred to as the mirror formula. The formula holds for both concave and convex mirrors.

## Which mirror is used in saloon?

concave mirror is used in saloon.

## What are 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.