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written by Scott Schneider
This simple applet shows a ray diagram of the light from an object traveling through first a diverging lens and then through the converging lens of a nearsighted eye.  The user is encouraged to adjust the location of the diverging lens until the light rays converge at the back of the eye.  A detailed explanation is provided (including a discussion of near and far points).

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
- The Eye
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
Tutorials available for download.
Keywords:
eyeglasses, far point, interactive animation, lens, myopic, near point, nearsighted
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Metadata instance created September 26, 2006 by jason evans
Record Updated:
March 6, 2011 by Taha Mzoughi
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March 15, 2006
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AIP Format
S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/nearsighted.shtml).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Optics Model for a Near-Sighted Eye (with corrective lenses) (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/nearsighted.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Optics Model for a Near-Sighted Eye (with corrective lenses). Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/nearsighted.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Optics Model for a Near-Sighted Eye (with corrective lenses). March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/nearsighted.shtml (accessed 28 July 2014).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Optics Model for a Near-Sighted Eye (with corrective lenses). 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 28 July 2014 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/nearsighted.shtml>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Optics Model for a Near-Sighted Eye (with corrective lenses)}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {28 July 2014}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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