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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- 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 = ???.
- Use physics formulas and conceptual reasoning to plot a strategy for solving for the unknown quantity.
- Identify the appropriate formula(s) to use.
- Perform substitutions and algebraic manipulations in order to solve for the unknown quantity.
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