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written by Michael Davidson, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Mortimer Abramowitz
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java tutorial for introductory physics students relating to geometrical optics.  Users drag the mouse across the optical center of a simulated bi-convex lens, thus increasing or decreasing magnification.  Also included is a brief tutorial on the fundamental elements of a simple lens.  

This item is part of a larger collection of materials on optics and microscopy developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University.  See Related Materials on this page for links to additional tutorials by the authors on the topic of lenses.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
= Thin Lens
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
Simulations, lenses, magnification, optics, thin lens, tutorial
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M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, and M. Abramowitz, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/lenses/magnify/).
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M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, and M. Abramowitz, Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/lenses/magnify/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Parry-Hill, M., & Abramowitz, M. (2003, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/lenses/magnify/
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Parry-Hill, and M. Abramowitz. Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2003. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/lenses/magnify/ (accessed 2 October 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, and Mortimer Abramowitz. Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 2003. 15 June 2003. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/lenses/magnify/>.
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Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens:

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