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An object of height 4 cm is placed at 30 cm from a concave mirror of focal length 20 cm. Find the position of the image. Comment on the nature and size of the image.


Given, ho = 4 cm, u = +30 cm, f = + 20 cm


To find: v, hi and nature of image.


From mirror formula, we have


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Magnification, Description: 84592.png


or Description: 84600.png


Thus, image is formed at a distance of 60 cm in front of the mirror. Height of the image is 8 cm. As v is positive, the image is real. Since hi is negative, it is inverted.



A point source of light is kept in front of a convex mirror of radius of curvature 40 cm. The image is formed at 10 cm behind the mirror. Calculate the object distance.


Given: For a convex mirror, R = –40 cm.


v = –10 cm (image is virtual).


From mirror formula, we have


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= +20 cm.


Thus, object is placed 20 cm in front of the mirror.



The refractive index of glass is 1.5. The speed of light in vacuum is 3  108 m s–1. Calculate the speed of light in glass.


Given, refractive index of glass, ng = 1.5


Velocity of light in vacuum, c = 3  108 m s–1


Velocity of light in glass, vg = ?


Refractive index of glass with respect to air or vacuum is
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i.e., vg = 2  108 m s–1.



A ray of light travels from water to glass. The angle of incidence is 40°. Calculate the angle of refraction and the deviation produced. Given ng = 1.5, nw = 1.3.


i = 40°, r = ?, ng = 1.5, nw = 1.3


Since, light is travelling from water to glass, we have


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i.e. Description: 84681.png


ng sin r = nw sin i


sin r = Description: 84692.png


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∴ r = sin–1 (0.5570) = 33° 51′


Thus, angle of refraction is 33° 51′.


Deviation, d = i – r = 40° − 33° 51′


∴ d = 6° 9′.



At what distance should an object be placed in front of a convex lens of focal length 0.4 m so that the image is thrice the size of the object?


Given f = 0.4 m, hi = 3ho, u = ?


We know that, Description: 84726.png


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Also from lens formula, we have


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i.e., object distance, u = 0.267 m.


The object must be placed at 0.267 m from the lens.



The eye lens has a focal length of 2.5 cm. Find the range of accommodation while changing the focus from infinity to D = 25 cm.


For the object at infinity, u1 = ∞,


v1 = f1 = 2.5 cm


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For the object at 25 cm, u2 = 25 cm,


v2 = 2.5 cm, f2 = ?


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= 44 dioptre.


Thus, the change in power, i.e., the range of accommodation is p2 − p1 = 4 dioptre.

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