Students will learn how light behaves when passing through converging and diverging lenses. Students will also learn how to do ray tracing diagrams and calculate image distances and magnification using the lens' maker's equation.
Learn about the type, size, location, and orientation of the image that forms when a thin lens is used to view an object.
Ray tracing and the lens equation are thoroughly explored for a converging lens.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Lens.
This guide looks at geometric optics: reflection, refraction, Snell's law, total internal reflection, ray diagram, real and virtual images, mirrors, and lenses.