Ray Optics: Refraction and Lenses
Refraction and Lenses: Audio Guided Solution
In an effort to read the miniaturized writing in Khaled's lab notebook, Mr. H pulls a magnifying glass from his drawer. He places the magnifying glass a distance of 6.3 cm from the paper and produces an upright image of the writing which is magnified by a factor of 4.8. Determine the focal length of the lens used by the magnifying glass.
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Read the problem carefully and develop a mental picture of the physical situation. If necessary, sketch a simple diagram of the physical situation to help you visualize it.
Identify the known and unknown quantities and record them in an organized manner. Equate given values to the symbols used to represent the corresponding quantity - e.g., do = 24,8 cm; di = 16.7 cm; f = ???.
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Identify the appropriate formula(s) to use.
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