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Why Rainbow is in the form of an arc?

Why is a rainbow always bent in the shape of a semi circle…?? but according to the theory light travels straight….!!! (Ramesh asked)

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Why the ray of light passing through the centre of curvature of a concave mirror behave as normal while it doesn’t behave as normal when it passes through other points on the principal axis?

Remember that a concave mirror forms part of a hollow sphere. Any line joining the centre of the sphere (the centre of curvature of the mirror) and any point on the mirror will be normal to the reflecting surface of the mirror. Therefore A ray of light passing through the principal axis will be normal […]