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written by Wolfgang Christian
The Pinhole Camera Model demonstrates the operation of a pinhole camera. Light rays leaving the top and bottom on an object of height h pass through a pinhole and strike a flat screen.  These rays travel in straight lines accord with the principles of geometric optics.  Drag the object and observe the image on the camera screen. Simple geometry shows that the image is inverted and that the ratio of the image to object size (the magnification) is the same as the ratio of the image to object distance.

The Pinhole Camera Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.   Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Instrumentation
= Telescopes
Optics
- General
- Geometrical Optics
= Pinhole
= Straight Line Propagation
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Model
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Metadata instance created April 20, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
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June 11, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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W. Christian, Computer Program PINHOLE CAMERA MODEL (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11787&DocID=2642).
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W. Christian, Computer Program PINHOLE CAMERA MODEL (2012), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11787&DocID=2642>.
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Christian, W. (2012). Pinhole Camera Model [Computer software]. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11787&DocID=2642
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Pinhole Camera Model." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11787&DocID=2642 (accessed 26 November 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Pinhole Camera Model. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.6. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11787&DocID=2642>.
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