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The image which cannot be formed on a screen is said to be


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The image which cannot be formed on a screen is said to be

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A) inverted

B) erect

C) real

D) virtual

Explanation:

Any image that can be formed on a screen are called real image. Such images are formed by light rays emanating from the object, when reflected and/or refracted by devices such as lenses and mirrors converge at some specific point.

In contrast there are other images which are formed by the rays of light reaching the observer appearing to converge at some point. This happens when the rays reaching the observer are diverging and when the line of these rays are projected backward. Such images, which cannot be formed on a screen, are called virtual image.


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  • Any image that can be formed on a screen are called real image. Such images are formed by light rays emanating from the object, when reflected and/or refracted by devices such as lenses and mirrors converge at some specific point.

    In contrast there are other images which are formed by the rays of light reaching the observer appearing to converge at some point. This happens when the rays reaching the observer are diverging and when the line of these rays are projected backward. Such images, which cannot be formed on a screen, are called virtual image.

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