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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 optical thin lenses.  Users explore how changes to focal length and object size affect the size and position of the image formed by a simple bi-convex thin 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.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
Simulations, bi-convex lens, converging lens, interactive tutorial, lens, light, magnification, optics, ray diagram, ray optics, thin lens, tutorial
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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/simplethinlens/index.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2002), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/simplethinlens/index.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M. (2007, October 26). Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/simplethinlens/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, October 26, 2007. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/simplethinlens/index.html (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 2002. 26 Oct. 2007. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/lenses/simplethinlens/index.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses}, Publisher = {National High Magnetic Field Laboratory}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 October 2014}, Month = {October 26, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Simple Bi-Convex Thin Lenses:

Is By The Same Author and Covers a Similar Topic As Molecular Expressions: Interactive Java Tutorials - Magnification with a Bi-Convex Lens

In this related simulation, users move a virtual bi-convex lens toward and away from the object to observe changes in the magnification.  A good companion tutorial.

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