# Frequent question: Which type of mirrors are used in vehicles?

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One of the most common uses for the convex mirror is the passenger-side mirror on your car. 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.

## Why concave mirror is used in vehicles?

Concave mirror are used in car headlamp. Concave mirror has converging power, it can concentrate the light ray at a particular point. And in night we want highly concentrated light beam for clear visibility. This is why concave mirror is used.

## 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 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.

## 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.

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