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written by Michael Davidson
published by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This is an interactive tutorial on the topic of magnification.  A lens is bi-convex if both surfaces are convex.  In this Java simulation, users move a virtual bi-convex lens toward and away from an object to observe changes in the size of the image produced by the lens.  The accompanying text tutorial gives detailed information about the geometric principles governing the situation.  

This item is part of a larger Microscopy Primer developed by the National High Magnetic Field at Florida State University.  SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the complete primer.

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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
Simulations, lens, light, magnification, optics, ray diagram, ray optics, thin lens
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Metadata instance created June 15, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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M. Davidson, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2002), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/magnify/index.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2002), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/magnify/index.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M. (2007, October 7). Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/magnify/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, October 7, 2007. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/magnify/index.html (accessed 19 December 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 2002. 7 Oct. 2007. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/magnify/index.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens}, Publisher = {National High Magnetic Field Laboratory}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {19 December 2014}, Month = {October 7, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens:

Is By The Same Author and Covers a Similar Topic As Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses

This related simulation also features a bi-convex thin lens. The user can control sliders to change the object size and focal length.  Geometric principles are discussed in detail.

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