College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 25 - Vision and Optical Instruments - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 870: 10


(b) being free from chromatic and spherical aberration

Work Step by Step

Unlike the refraction, in reflection, the light does not split into its component colors. Also focus for each light color is same so there is no chromatic and spherical aberration. However, unlike lens, the mirror has less light gathering capability and it is heavy so it costs more.
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