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.
Ray tracing and the lens equation are thoroughly explored for a converging lens.
Identifying the features of convex lenses: principle axis, principle focus (F) , and the focal length (f)
Identifying the features of concave lenses: principle axis, principle focus (F) , and the focal length (f)
Identifying the correct refracted image for a concave lens
Determining the distance of a refracted image from a convex lens using the equation 1/s[o] + 1/s[i] = 1/f,
Determining whether a refracted image is real or virtual, using the equation 1/s[o] + 1/s[i] = 1/f
Determining the magnification and height of a refracted image using the equation m = -s[i]/s[o]
Determining whether an image is upright or inverted, using the equation m = -s[i]/s[o]
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Lens.
Demonstrates how an image changes when a lens is modified. (This is for convex lens only.)
This guide looks at geometric optics: reflection, refraction, Snell's law, total internal reflection, ray diagram, real and virtual images, mirrors, and lenses.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Lens.