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written by Michael Davidson and Matthew J. Parry-Hill
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation that illustrates the effect of lens shape on the refraction of light passing through its surface.  The simulation can be controlled to produce either convex or concave surfaces.  

This item is part of a larger collection of materials for students of introductory optics.  See Related items on this page to link to the authors' full index on Light and Color and to the text tutorial Introduction to Lenses.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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© 1998 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-2008
Keywords:
Simulation, concave lens, convergent lens, convex lens, divergent lens, lens, lenses, optical lens, optics, refraction
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M. Davidson and M. Parry-Hill, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/variablelens/index.html).
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M. Davidson and M. Parry-Hill, Molecular Expressions: Introduction to Lenses - Lens Shape, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/variablelens/index.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., & Parry-Hill, M. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Introduction to Lenses - Lens Shape. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/variablelens/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael, and Matthew J. Parry-Hill. Molecular Expressions: Introduction to Lenses - Lens Shape. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/variablelens/index.html (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Davidson, Michael, and Matthew J. Parry-Hill. Molecular Expressions: Introduction to Lenses - Lens Shape. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 15 June 2006. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/variablelens/index.html>.
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Molecular Expressions: Introduction to Lenses - Lens Shape:

Is Part Of Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You - Light and Color

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