Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the main difference between Real image and Virtual image in optics in physics.

Difference Between Real image and Virtual image

1. A real image is formed when the light rays starting from an object meet after reflection or refraction. A virtual image is formed when the light rays starting from an object appear to meet after reflection or refraction.

2. The real image can be projected on a screen. The virtual image cannot be projected on a screen.

3. The real image is inverted with respect to the object. The virtual image is erect with respect to the object.

   
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